Ascena Retail Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
Ascena vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but 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. Ascena and its subsidiaries have embraced ESG into their overall business strategy. engaged in DEI-related advocacy, and funded an LGBTQ advocacy group through a subsidiary. However, it has not discriminated against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Ascena 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.
Ascena Retail Group has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. Ascena Retail Group has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Ascena Retail Group and its subsidiaries do not discriminate against religious organizations in their charitable giving. Ascena Retail Group has an employee donation matching program, though eligibility details are internal (1)(2). Ascena Retail Group’s charitable giving effort primarily focus on the well-being of women and children (3).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Ascena Retail Group 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 is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and the Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation (3)(4). Ascena Retail Group holds mandatory unconscious bias training for employees (5). Ascena Retail Group and its subsidiaries incorporate ESG into all of their business practices (6)(7).
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November 28, 2023
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