Corprate Bias Ratings
Dollar General 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. An employee of Dollar General alleged he was fired for religious beliefs in 2013, though the employee did not win the lawsuit. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Dollar General supports multiple organizations promoting abortion and pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Dollar General 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.
In 2013, a man alleged he was fired from Dollar General for not working Saturdays due to his Seventh-Day Adventist beliefs. The court case was settled in 2016 in favor of Dollar General (1)(2). Dollar General has not been accused of terminating business relationships with employees or clients based on beliefs since 2013. Dollar General has received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (3)(4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Dollar General sponsored the 2020 Pride at Home Festival in Nashville, Tennessee (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Dollar General’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Dollar General supports both the YWCA and Girl’s Inc., both pro-abortion organizations (3). Dollar General also pledged $5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6).
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August 23, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/31/23||Social||Domini Social Investments||Worker Safety and Well-Being Audit||For||66.20%|
|5/31/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Remove the One-Year Holding Period to Call a Special Shareholder Meeting||Against||12.60%|
|5/31/23||Environmental||Humane Society of the U.S.||Report on Cage-Free Eggs||Against||36.10%|
|5/25/22||Social||John Chevedden||Report on Political Contributions and Expeditures||Against||56.99%|