Worldline is a payment and transactional services headquartered in La Defense, France. Worldline provides protections against political viewpoint discrimination, and the company has not publicly dismissed business partners due to ideological differences. However, Worldline has restrictions regarding whether its services can be used for payments in high-risk industries, including firearms and tobacco, among many other ineligible industries. Worldline has not endorsed or funded ideological causes or groups hostile to freedom of expression. The company's lobbying in Europe has been bipartisan and business-focused in nature. For these reasons, Worldline 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.
Worldline has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious differences. NOTE: By global policy, Worldline does not provide merchant accounts to businesses in various industries including firearms and tobacco due to restrictions from its banking partners (1). The company advises that clients review the list of ineligible businesses before requesting its services. Worldline reserves discretion to update this list of ineligible businesses.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Worldline will donate to religious organizations that engage in community work under a separate 501(c)(3) status (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Worldline protects employees from discrimination based on political characteristics or membership (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Worldline has not corporately endorsed ideological causes or policies.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Worldline has not corporately funded ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Worldline’s European lobbying has been limited in scope and non-ideological in nature (1).
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March 7, 2023
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