Corprate Bias Ratings
Eddie Bauer 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. Eddie Bauer supports and funds LGBTQ causes and other ideological organizations, like Color of Change. However, Eddie Bauer has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Eddie Bauer 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.
SPARC Group LLC, Eddie Bauer’s parent company, has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). Eddie Bauer 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.
Eddie Bauer has not published its charitable giving policy (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Eddie Bauer has committed to public advocacy for LGBTQ causes through the promotion of “queer-focused outdoor groups” like LGBTQ Outdoors, Queer Climbing Collective, and OutCycling (1). In 2020, Eddie Bauer used its corporate reputation to support Black Lives Matter (2)(3). Eddie Bauer sells LGBTQ Pride Merchandise (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
SPARC Group LLC, Eddie Bauer’s parent company, 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). Eddie Bauer funds the Colors of Change (3). It also allocated funds for its “One Outside Firm Grant” and “The Venture Out Project” to promote the LGBTQ community (4)(5).
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October 4, 2023
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