Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, Wesco International increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing. Wesco International forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Wesco has implemented ESG goals into its business practices and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Wesco International receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
There are no public instances of Wesco International Inc. suspending users or terminating business relationships for views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Wesco International Inc. will match employee donations to religious organizations that engage in community projects (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Wesco International’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company agrees to allow a controversial stakeholder group focused on sexual identity issues to dictate marketing or advertising strategy (1)(2). By doing so, the company risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Wesco International integrates ESG into all its business practices (3). CEO John J. Engel signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (4). Engel is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Wesco International‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Wesco International is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and a Copper sponsor of Out & Equal (3)(4).
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