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High Risk


Genesco scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Genesco increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Genesco forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company requires its leaders to take unconscious bias training and its executive leadership to take "DEI Breakthrough" training. Genesco regularly supports ideological organizations, including The Trevor Project and the YWCA. For these reasons, Genesco receives a High Risk rating.

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