Columbia Sportswear Company

Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, prAna
Oregon
Consumer Durables and Apparel

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

The Columbia Sportswear Company (Columbia) scored an 80 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Columbia uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. Columbia provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company has donated to GLSEN, an LGBTQ+ activist organization. Columbia does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, the Columbia Sportswear Company receives a Medium Risk rating.

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