Bath & Body Works
Corprate Bias Ratings
Bath & Body Works vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Bath & Body Works covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company has opposed state-level election security legislation and donated $1 million to the HRC. The company pledged $1 million to BLM and related causes and is a corporate partner of the NGLCC. Bath & Body Works discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Bath & Body Works 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.
Bath & Body Works received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Bath & Body Works 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.
Bath & Body Works will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations “churches or religious or sectarian organizations unless engaged in a significant project benefiting the greater community,” (1).
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.
Bath & Body Works 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 has donated $1 million to the HRC (3). Bath & Body Works has also pledged a million dollars to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5).The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6).
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December 5, 2023
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