BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ's Wholesale Club has not publicly terminated business relationships due to beliefs or views, despite its pledge to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. BJ's does not advocate for ideological policy or causes hostile to freedom of expression. The company does not discriminate against religious charities in its charitable giving. However, it did give significant money to Out & Equal, an LGBTQ advocacy group. For these reasons, BJ's Wholesale Club receives a "Lower 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 terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
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).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
BJ’s Wholesale Club does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
BJ’s Wholesale Club does not use its corporate reputation to advance an ideological agenda hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
BJ’s Wholesale Club’s foundation donated $300,000 to Out & Equal, a nonprofit working for LGBTQ workplace equality (1). Otherwise, it has not used corporate donations to support ideological policies or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
BJ’s Wholesale Club does not use its corporate funds to support ideological PACs hostile to freedom of expression. It does not have an active political action committee (1).
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March 21, 2023
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