Barnes & Noble
Corprate Bias Ratings
Barnes & Noble vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies 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. Barnes & Noble discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it does protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and has not used its reputation for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Barnes & Noble 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.
Barnes & Noble has not publicly fired employees or canceled contracts over religious beliefs or political views. Barnes & Noble received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1)(2)(3). Among other requirements, this means Barnes & Noble has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocate for LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Barnes & Noble’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious organizations. Barnes & Noble limits its charitable giving to K-12 schools, book drives, and non-profit literary and arts organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Barnes & Noble does not use its corporate image to involve itself in politics (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 28, 2023
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