Corprate Bias Ratings
Darden Restaurants vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but 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. The company has supports the Equality Act and funds multiple LGBT organizations. However, Darden Restaurants does not use its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Darden Restaurants 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.
Darden Restaurants has not publicly terminated business relationships due to beliefs or views. Darden Restaurants received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means Darden Restaurants has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Darden Restaurants does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Darden Restaurants 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 also advocates for the Equality Act and partners with Out&Equal (3)(4). Darden Restaurants offers unconscious bias and inclusion and diversity training to employees (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 28, 2023
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