Sandy Springs, Georgia

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


WestRock scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, WestRock 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 employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. WestRock 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. WestRock supports the Equality Act and is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal. For these reasons, WestRock receives a High Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of WestRock

David B. Sewell

David B. Sewell


Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, WestRock is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Materials industry. David B. Sewell and Alan D. Wilson serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $7,000 to Republican causes and $62,280 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, WestRock currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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