Western Union has not terminated business relationships for any reason, though it does vet suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. Western Union previously donated to Planned Parenthood and currently supports Race Forward, a progressive social justice group. The company also partnered with the Coalition for the American Dream, which has supported DACA legislation. For these reasons, Western Union 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.
Western Union received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). There are no known instances of Western Union terminating business relationships because of political or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Western Union does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Western Union uses corporate funds to donate to ideological organizations, including Race Forward and Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado (1). The company indirectly donates to Planned Parenthood (2). Western Union sponsors many LGBTQ events and organizations, including Denver’s Virtual Pride Parade (3).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
The Western Union PAC has not been active since 2016. Western Union donated in a bipartisan manner consistent with its business interests (1).
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March 24, 2023
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