Willis Towers Watson
Corprate Bias Ratings
Willis Towers Watson (WTW), a global advisory, broking, and solutions company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. WTW covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. WTW integrates ESG into all of its business practices. WTW's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and hosted and participated in a "leading global LGBT professional network" event. The company is a Stonewall Global Diversity partner, joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a gold founding member, and regularly supports LGBTQ Pride. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Willis Towers Watson 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.
WTW received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company integrates ESG into all of its business practices. It focuses “on ESG throughout [its] business operations” (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
WTW does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
WTW’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). In 2017 and 2020, WTW hosted and participated in a “leading global LGBT professional network” event (2)(3). In 2020, the Director of Health Management Consulting at WTW was featured in a webinar titled “Understanding LGBTQ+ Family Building & Benefit Trends” (4). WTW regularly supports LGBTQ Pride (5)(6)(7)(8). The company is committed to the United Nations Free and Equal Standards of Conduct, which seeks to fight discrimination against transgender and intersex people (9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
WTW 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 is also a Stonewall Global Diversity partner that organizes, hosts, and sponsors LGBTQ+ events in Thailand (3). In 2019, the company joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a gold founding member (4).
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November 30, 2023
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