Bath & Body Works

L Brands
Ohio
Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Bath & Body Works scored a 95 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Bath & Body Works increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Bath & Body Works provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Bath & Body Works is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance. The company pledged $1 million to BLM and related causes and is a corporate partner of the NGLCC. Bath & Body Works is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Bath & Body Works receives a High Risk rating.

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