In 2018, Quest Diagnostics did not use corporate funds, including subsidiary funds, to make contributions to federal, state or local political parties, candidates, campaigns and/or ballot measures, and did not knowingly contribute corporate funds to social welfare organizations (organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code). Quest Diagnostics did not make independent political expenditures (made in direct support of or opposition to a campaign) using corporate funds or resources in 2018. Quest Diagnostics did not make payments to any industry groups or trade associations in 2018 in excess of $75,000, with the exception of the American Clinical Laboratory Association. Any political contributions made by Quest Diagnostics promote the interests of the company, are made without regard for the private political preferences of our executives, are aligned with our values, and are reviewed and approved by the Government Affairs Department.
Our Corporate Political Contributions Policy is reviewed by the Quality, Safety & Compliance Committee, and we have an internal process in place for ensuring compliance with the policy. The committee, which is entirely composed of independent members of the Quest Diagnostics Board of Directors, regularly oversees the Company’s corporate political activity, including reviewing any corporate political expenditures and payments made to industry groups and trade associations.