Corprate Bias Ratings
Big Lots vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination. However, Big Lots 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. Big Lots supports LGBTQ, ESG, BLM and other causes. For these reasons, Big Lots 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.
Big Lots received a score of 90 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). Big Lots integrates ESG into all of its business practices (2). Big Lots has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Big Lots discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Big Lot’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Big Lots participated in the Columbus Pride Festival Parade and signed a letter to the Columbus City Council pledging to combat systemic racism (3). Big Lot leaders took part in inclusive training in support of Black Lives Matter and published a statement supporting employees’ choice to wear BLM attire to work (4).
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August 31, 2023
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