Corprate Bias Ratings
CarMax, a used vehicle retailer, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it 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. CarMax has pledged $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and sponsored a Virginia Pride fest. The company will match donations to ideological organizations but has not used its reputation for ideological organizations. For these reasons, CarMax 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.
CarMax received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means CarMax has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). 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.
CarMax does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it will only give to religious organizations that provide non-sectarian services (1). CarMax does match gifts to ideological organizations through its gift-matching program, including the American Civil Liberties Union, HRC, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
CarMax has not supported ideological causes or policies (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
CarMax 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 pledged $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes and sponsored a Virginia Pride fest (3)(4)(5).
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December 8, 2023
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