Estee Lauder Companies
Corprate Bias Ratings
Estee Lauder Companies fired a top executive over a "racially insensitive" social media post but has refused to terminate a board member due to his support of Donald Trump. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Estee Lauder covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and supports the Equality Act. Estee Lauder covers employee abortion travel expenses, has supported Planned Parenthood and pledged $11.8 million to BLM and related causes. However, the company requires organizations abide by its charitable giving policies. For these reasons, Estee Lauder receives a High 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.
Estee Lauder fired a top executive in 2022 over what it deemed a racially insensitive social media post (1). Estee Lauder held firm against employee pressure to oust a board member and family heir, Ronald Lauder, due to his support of President Trump (2)(3). Estee Lauder received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (4)(5).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Estee Lauder’s s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Estee Lauder is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). Estee Lauder subsidiary Aveda requires unconscious bias training for all full-time employees (2). Aveda is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 (3)(4). Estee Lauder denounced state legislatures’ efforts to change their election processes (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Estee Lauder pledged to fund employee abortion out-of-state travel and additional costs (1). Estee Lauder 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 (2)(3). Estee Lauder and affiliates gave $500,000 to Planned Parenthood (4). Estee Lauder pledged $11.8 million to Black Lives Matter and related causes (5)(6).
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November 28, 2023
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