Chewy is an online retailer of pet food and pet-related products. PetSmart acquired Chewy in 2017; in 2020, Chewy was spun off as an independent company. Chewy has not publicly endorsed or funded ideological organizations, and the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, the company canceled Mike Lindell's MyPillow products, scrubbing them from the site in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Chewy does not have viewpoint protections for its employees and vets vendors for LGBTQ policies. For these reasons, Chewy receives a "High 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.
PetSmart, the former parent company of Chewy, received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. In late 2020, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed that Chewy stopped selling MyPillow brand dog beds due to his public questioning of the 2020 election results (2). Although Chewy has not released an official statement on the matter, the company no longer features MyPillow products.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Chewy has not used its corporate reputation to support ideological causes or organizations (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Chewy has not funded ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Chewy has not made political contributions as a newly independent public company.
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