Everlane

California
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Everlane, a clothing retailer, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Everlane has funded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and supports BLM. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. However, Everlane does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Everlane receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Everlane has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Vendor Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Everlane does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding organizations that support, “environmentalism and sustainability” (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Everlane does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Everlane urged its customers to vote and engage in activism in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Everlane provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1). The company launched a collection of clothes following the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, and proceeds from the collection went to the ACLU’s program to uphold pro-abortion legislation (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Everlane does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2)(3).

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February 14, 2024

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