Dollar General

Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Dollar General increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing. Dollar General forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Dollar General does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it 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. Dollar General supports multiple organizations promoting abortion and pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes. However, it does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs and has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Dollar General receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Dollar General

Jeffery Owen

Jeffery Owen

Summary:

Headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Retailing industry. Jeffery Owen and Michael Calbert serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $22,041 to Republican causes and $86,162 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Dollar General currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$22,041

$86,162

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/31/23SocialDomini Social InvestmentsWorker Safety and Well-Being AuditFor66.20%
5/31/23EnvironmentalHumane Society of the U.S.Report on Cage-Free EggsAgainst36.10%
5/31/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenRemove the One-Year Holding Period to Call a Special Shareholder MeetingAgainst12.60%
5/25/22SocialJohn CheveddenReport on Political Contributions and ExpedituresAgainst56.99%
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