Crate & Barrel

Crate & Kids, CB2, Hudson Grace
Illinois
Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Crate & Barrel has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. However, the company vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. The company has used its blog to promote LGBTQ allyship, and promoted Pride-themed collections. The company has made significant donations towards LGBTQ organizations. For these reasons, Crate & Barrel receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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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There are no publicly known cases of Crate & Barrel terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. Crate & Barrel holds business partners to the standard of their Code of Conduct, and vets suppliers on LGBTQ policy (1).

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

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Crate & Barrel does not publicly disclose its charitable giving policy.

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

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Crate & Barrel does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1)(2).

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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Crate & Barrel published a blog titled “5 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month with Your Family” offering explanations for why people should celebrate pride month (1). The company joined the “15 Percent Pledge,” ensuring that 15% of its products and collaborations are represented by Black businesses, artists and designers by 2024 (2). CB2 has promoted LGBTQ-themed collections (3).

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

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Crate & Barrel donated $25,000 to the It Gets Better Project and other LGBTQ supporting organizations (1).

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

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Crate & Barrel does not operate a PAC, and lobbies for issues that are consistent with business interests (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
July 13, 2023

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