First Industrial Realty Trust

Illinois
Real Estate

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

First Industrial Realty Trust, vets vendors for 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. The company prioritizes diversity in its supply chain and leadership composition. It provides training on topics including unconscious bias for its employees. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, First Industrial receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
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

First Industrial has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Vendor Code of Conduct and Ethics requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (1). The company prioritizes diversity in its supply chain and leadership composition (2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on 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

First Industrial does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It makes donations to “the American Red Cross, ASPCA, The Boys & Girls Club, Feeding America, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Operation Gratitude” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

First Industrial 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.

Risk Level
Rationale

First Industrial provides training on topics including unconscious bias for its employees (1). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

First Industrial has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

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

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November 22, 2023

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