G-III Apparel Group

DKNY, Karl Lagerfield, G.H. BASS, Vilebrequin, Jessica Howard, Eliza J, Andrew Marc, Wilsons Leather, Sonia Rykiel,
New York
Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

G-III Apparel Group does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. G-III Apparel requires suppliers to abide by certain ESG-related metrics. Multiple companies affiliated with G-III Apparel Group have released LGBTQ Pride collections. However, G-III Apparel Group does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars to support ideological groups or agendas hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, G-III Apparel Group receives a Medium Risk rating.

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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

G-III Apparel Group has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs. G-III Apparel Group has integrated ESG into its business practices and requires that suppliers adopt certain measures to ensure environmental responsibility (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

G-III Apparel Group does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines (1).

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

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Rationale

G-III Apparel Group does not provide viewpoint protections to 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

Multiple G-III Apparel Group-owned or licensed companies have released LBGTQ promoting clothing such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfeld (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

G-III Apparel Group does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

G-III Apparel Group does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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November 22, 2023

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