Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

New Jersey
Food Beverage and Tobacco, Household and Personal Products

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Hain Celestial Group (Hain Celestial) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment and vendor selection. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Hain Celestial supports DEI and ESG within its business practices. However, Hain Celestial has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Hain Celestial Group, Inc. receives a Medium 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

Hain Celestial received a score of 40 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). However, Hain Celestial 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

Hain Celestial’s HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Hain Celestial 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

Hain Celestial supports DEI within its business practices, including requiring “unconscious bias training for all North American employees”. Hain Celestial also supports ESG within all its business practices, stating that “the key to successfully meeting our long-term ESG goals is embedding ESG criteria into every functional process” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Hain Celestial 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

Hain Celestial does not operate a PAC at this time and has not reported on its lobbying (1)(2)(3).

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January 7, 2024

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