Cole-Haan

New Hampshire
Household and Personal Products

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Cole Haan vets vendors for LGBTQ policies, funds BLM-related causes, and supports LGBTQ groups that target children. Cole Haan has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. The company does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Cole Haan receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

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Cole-Haan has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Cole-Haan has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (1).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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N/A
Rationale

Cole-Haan does not regularly participate in charitable giving and its policies for its giving are not available online (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

Cole Haan does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Cole Haan created Pride Spotlight to highlight its ‘Pride Collection’ during LGBTQ Pride Month (1).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Cole Haan partnered with GLSEN to donate in support of LGBTQ causes, including GLSEN’s efforts to hide kids’ LGBTQ identities from their parents (1).  Through its Pride Collection, Cole Haan pledged to donate a minimum of $25,000 to The Trevor Project (2). Cole Haan supported BLM and related causes through donations and support in 2020 (3).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Cole Haan does not operate a PAC at this time.

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July 19, 2023

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