Corprate Bias Ratings
Albertsons vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Albertsons supports the Equality Act and funded a children's drag show. 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, Albertsons 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.
Albertsons received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Albertsons has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company also integrates ESG into all its business practices (3)(4). However, Albertsons has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Albertsons encourages the use of its Charitable Community Giving Card Program to fundraise for local churches, schools, and nonprofits (1). Albertsons’ primary method of charitable giving is through food banks and other hunger relief organizations, which do include religious groups (2). Subsidiary Randall’s Grocery operates the Good Neighbor Program, which allows shoppers to earn points toward a donation to a participating charity of their choice, including religious organizations (3).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Albertsons signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Albertsons also denounced state legislative efforts to reform the voting processes, saying that they make it “harder to vote, and that can disproportionately impact women and people of color” (2). CEO Vivek Sankaran is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported any ideological initiatives (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The Albertsons HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related” care for its employees and their children (1)(2). Albertsons donates to a variety of different charitable causes, including $5 million to nonprofits seeking racial justice, none of which are ideologically driven (3)(4)(5). Albertson’s also funded the Boise Pride event, which featured drag shows with children as young as 11 years old (6).
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