Estee Lauder Companies
Estee Lauder Companies (parent of Clinique, Aveda, Origins, and other cosmetic products) has not canceled clients or contracts due to views or beliefs. The company forced out an executive for a racially insensitive social media post while standing up to employee pressure to oust a board member over support for President Trump. Estee Lauder has supported Planned Parenthood and advocated for the Equality Act. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. Estee Lauder has supported Planned Parenthood and donated to organizations adjacent to the Black Lives Matter movement. For these reasons, Estee Lauder 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.
Estee Lauder received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. 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). The company did suspend a top executive over what it deemed a racially insensitive social media post, though it appears as though the executive stepped down willingly after the incident (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Estee Lauder matches employee donations to charity but has additional restrictions for religious charities, including nondiscrimination for gender identity (1). The company does not appear to discriminate in its other corporate donations.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Estee Lauder does not protect its employees from potential viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Estee Lauder does not have a PAC (1).
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March 29, 2023
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