Abercrombie & Fitch
Corprate Bias Ratings
Though Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ+ policy, the company implicitly provides viewpoint protections for its employees and suppliers and has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. A&F supports the Equality Act and covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company has donated to organizations such as GLSEN and the Trevor Project. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, A&F 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.
A&F received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). There are no publicly known cases of A&F terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
A&F does not have a rule prohibiting donations to faith-based organizations and supports faith-based charities such as Habitat for Humanity (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
A&F 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 advocates for the Equality Act and features items in accordance with the Trevor Project, such as “Pride Hoodie,” “Pride Fierce Cologne,” and “Pride Pins” (3)(4). A&F has launched the Abercrombie Equity Project to “actively recruit and hire in an effort to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace that improves upon industry statistics,” implying the presence of unconscious bias training (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 27, 2023
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