Corprate Bias Ratings
Barilla, an Italian family-owned food company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Barilla covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company prioritizes diversity in its supply chain and recruitment and sponsors an LGBTQ news platform. However, it protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination and does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Barilla 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.
Barilla received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company prioritizes diversity in its supply chain and recruitment (3). However, Barilla has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Barilla 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). Barilla sponsors Openly, “a digital platform developed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for the dissemination of fair, accurate and unbiased news affecting the LGBTQ+ community” (3).
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November 28, 2023
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