While The Home Depot has not publicly canceled clients or contracts for views or beliefs, the company does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination or matching gifts to religious organizations. It vets vendors for LGBTQ policies while advocating for the Equality Act. The Home Depot funds ideological groups like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Rainbow PUSH Coalition. For these reasons, The Home Depot receives a "High 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.
The Home Depot received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). The Home Depot has not canceled any clients or fired any employees due to views or beliefs, however.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
The Home Depot does not match employee donations to faith-based charities (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
The Home Depot does not protect against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The Home Depot partners with the Rainbow PUSH coalition, advocates for Equality Act, and has held multiple public events for LGBTQ advocacy (1)(2)(3). Home Depot also advertised flyers to its employees about confronting their “white privilege, Christian privilege, heterosexual privilege, able-bodied privilege,” etc. (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The Home Depot has partnered with the HRC, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, National Urban League, and other ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).
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December 31, 2022
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