Corprate Bias Ratings
Canadian Tire, a Canadian retail company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Canadian Tire integrates DEIB into its business practices, offering multiple ideological trainings to its employees. The company also supports ESG within its business practices. Canadian Tire sponsored The Grande Prairie Pride Society and the Friends of Pride. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Canadian Tire 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.
Canadian Tire has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Business Conduct requires suppliers to include sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company 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.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Canadian Tire supports DEI within its business practices. The company “launched a series of ongoing diversity, inclusion, and belonging education and training sessions across the Company” and formed a DEIB committee (1). The company launched an educational series, which included “anti-racist” lectures and uses its 2SLGBTQIA+ ERG to internally educate the company on LGBT issues. Candian Tire hosts unconscious bias workshops, provides pronoun preference pins for its employees, and provides a “trans inclusion” toolkit (2)(3). The company supports ESG within its business practices, formin an Executive ESG Council. It also integrates DEIB into all of its business practices (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Canadian Tire sponsored The Grande Prairie Pride Society and the Friends of Pride which shows support to the LGBTQ+ community (1).
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November 7, 2023
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