Hanesbrands

North Carolina
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corporate Bias Rating

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Medium Risk

Summary:

Hanesbrands (Hanes) scored a 60 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Hanes increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Hanes uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. Hanesbrands does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Hanes is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. For these reasons, Hanesbrands receives a Medium Risk rating.

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