Food Lion has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to their LGBTQ protections. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. Food Lion supports the Equality Act and has donated to a local chapter of the National Urban League (NUL). For these reasons, Food Lion 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.
Food Lion received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Food Lion gives grants to organizations to contribute to those organizations’ “hunger-relief efforts.” There are no indications of religious discrimination in its giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Food Lion does not protect its employees from 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.
Food Lion has donated to a local branch of the NUL (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
The Food Lion PAC has not used its resources for ideological purposes (1).
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March 24, 2023
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