Corprate Bias Ratings
Western Union vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. Western Union covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Western Union supports Race Forward, a progressive social justice group. The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Western Union is a partner of the Coalition for the American Dream, which has signed an amicus brief in favor of protecting DACA and other immigration legislation (1)(2). CEO Devin McGranahan is a member of the Business Roundtable and former CEO Hikmet Ersek signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Western Union has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children(1)(2). The company uses corporate funds to donate to ideological organizations, including Race Forward and Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado (3). Western Union sponsors many LGBTQ events and organizations, including Denver’s Virtual Pride Parade and Micro Rainbow, a nonprofit that provides asylum to LGBT individuals (4).
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December 5, 2023
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