Essendant Inc.

Household and Personal Products, Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk


By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Essendant increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Essendant 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. The company supports LGBTQ Pride within its business practices. For these reasons, Essendant receives a Lower Risk rating.

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