In March 2022, Fast Company reached out to 191 companies with a survey asking about their stance on abortion access, the policies they have in place around abortion care, and how they planned to respond to the forthcoming SCOTUS ruling. Our list of companies included the top 100 largest businesses by revenue, consumer-facing brands with workforces in states with restrictive abortion laws, and some of the largest companies by market cap in all 13 states with trigger bans.
This is part of a series of articles on the business case for abortion access. See the full package here.
The survey was conducted via Google Forms and emailed to people in the PR or communications department at each company. Questions included, Does your employee healthcare policy cover abortion care in states where that is legal?; Have your employees expressed concerns about abortion access and/or the impending Supreme Court decision on abortion?; and, If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, how does your company plan to respond? We asked companies to respond to as many questions as possible, but none of the questions were required. You can see the full list of survey questions here.
We followed up with all the companies at least two more times in March, and again after the Supreme Court leak in early May. Overall, just 15 companies participated: Adobe, Box, Cisco, DoorDash, GoDaddy, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Lyft, Patagonia, Reddit, Snap, Uber, Yelp, Zendesk, and Zillow.
An additional 27 companies engaged with our outreach—and in some instances offered statements—but ultimately did not participate in the survey: Airbnb, Amazon, American Express, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Boeing, Bumble, Capital One, Citigroup, Dropbox, General Dynamics, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Home Depot, JPMorgan, Kroger, Match Group, Micron, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Nike, Nvidia, Pinterest, 3M, TIAA, and UnitedHealth Group.
The following 150 companies did not respond at all to repeated queries: Abbott, AbbVie, Albertsons, Allstate, Alphabet, American Airlines, American International Group, AmerisourceBergen, Anthem, Apple, Asana, AT&T, AutoZone, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, Best Buy, Black Hills, Blackbaud, Block, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Carnival, Carvana, Caterpillar, Centene, Charles Schwab, Charter Communications, Chevron, Cigna, Coca-Cola, Coinbase, Comcast, ConocoPhillips, Costco, Cracker Barrel, CVS Health, Deere, Dell Technologies, Delta Air Lines, Dollar General, Dow, EastGroup Properties, eBay, Eli Lilly, Emerson, Energy Transfer, Entergy, Etsy, Exelon, Extra Space Storage, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, FedEx, Fiserv, Ford, Freddie Mac, Freeport-McMoRan, General Electric, Glacier Bancorp, Goldman Sachs, Great Western Bancorp, GrubHub, H&R Block, Harley-Davidson, HCA Healthcare, Health Care Service Corp., Honeywell, HP, Humana, IBM, Instacart, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper, Kohl’s, Liberty Mutual, LinkedIn, Lockheed Martin, Lowe’s, Marathon Petroleum, Mastercard, McDonald’s, McKesson, MDU Resources, Merck, Meta, MetLife, Nationwide, New York Life Insurance, NextEra Energy, Northrop Grumman, Northwestern Mutual, Oracle, Papa John’s, Paycom, PayPal, Peloton, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Phillips 66, Procter & Gamble, Progressive, Prudential Financial, Publix, Qualcomm, Qualtrics, Raytheon Technologies, Rite Aid, Roku, Salesforce, Simon Property Group, Slack, Sonoco, SouthState, Southwest Airlines, SpaceX, Starbucks, State Farm, StoneX, Stripe, Stryker, Sysco, Target, Tesla, Texas Instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific, TJX, Travelers, Twilio, Twitter, Tyson Foods, United Bankshares, United Parcel Service, USAA, Valero Energy, Verizon, Visa, Vulcan Materials, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, Walt Disney, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, WesBanco, WeWork, Williams, Yum Brands, and Zoom.