BJ’s Wholesale Club
Corprate Bias Ratings
BJ's Wholesale Club (BJ's) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. The company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs, though. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. BJ's has funded Out & Equal. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, BJ's Wholesale Club 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.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
BJ’s Wholesale Club restricts its charitable giving to food security, health, and education. The company does not prohibit donations to faith-based charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has not supported ideological causes or policies.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
BJ’s has a score of 90 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). BJ’s Wholesale Club’s foundation donated $300,000 to Out & Equal, a nonprofit working for LGBTQ workplace equality (3).
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October 7, 2023
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