Corprate Bias Ratings
Food Lion vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Food Lion supports the Equality Act and has donated to a local chapter of the National Urban League. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. 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 who engage in “hunger-relief efforts.” There is no written rule discriminating against religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Food Lion 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 (1)(2). The company also advocates for the Equality Act (3). Its CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (4).
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 National Urban League (1).
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August 9, 2023
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