Is Kona Brewing Co. really LGBTQ friendly?
Kona Brewing Co. is owned by AB InBev
Ab InBev has achieved a perfect score on the most recent LGBTQ+ Corporate Equality Index report by the Human Rights Campaign organization. This is a great achievement for such a large employer, making it one of the best companies in the US to work for. Having said that, while the Corporate Equality Index purports to measure corporations' "public commitment to the LGBTQ community.", HRC's methodology excludes political donations. AbInBev's perfect HRC score is penalized given its sizable contributions to politicians that have been promoting anti LGBTQ+ laws across several states.
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Human Rights Campaign report on Ab Inbev
Ab InBev achieves top score on Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ+ Equality Index
by Human Rights Campaign