Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious beliefs, though it vets suppliers for their LGBTQ policies. A&F supports the Equality Act and regularly donates to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). To its credit, the company requires vendors not to discriminate based on political opinion. 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).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
A&F advocates for the Equality Act (1). It also features items in accordance with the Trevor Project, such as “Pride Hoodie,” “Pride Fierce Cologne,” and “Pride Pins” (2). A&F has launched the Abercrombie Equity Project to further leftist racial narratives and is “also actively recruiting and hiring in an effort to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace that improves upon industry statistics” (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
A&F has not used its PAC for ideological purposes (1).
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February 1, 2023
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