Designer Brands, Inc.
Corprate Bias Ratings
Designer Brands, Inc., which is a footwear and accessories brands, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Designer Brands covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, and the company's subsidiaries have advocated for LGBTQ Pride month. However, Designer Brands does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Designer Brands, Inc. 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.
Designer Brands received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Designer Brands does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (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.
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September 24, 2023
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