Darden Restaurants has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. Darden Restaurants also does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. The company has supports the Equality Act and funds multiple LGBT organizations. However, Darden Restaurants does not use its PAC to advance ideological causes hostile to freedom of expression. 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 has not published its employee-matching charitable giving policy (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Darden Restaurants does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Darden Restaurants operates its PAC in a bipartisan manner consistent with its business interests (1).
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May 17, 2023
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