Corprate Bias Ratings
Hudson's Bay, a department store chain, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Hudson's Bay requires all employees to complete annual compliance training and partnered with an LGBTQ non-profit. Hudson's Bay prioritizes diversity in all of its business practices. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Hudson's Bay receives a Medium 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.
Hudson’s Bay has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to include sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy (1). Hudson’s Bay prioritizes diversity in its recruitment, hiring, promotion, leadership composition, and supply chain. From its 2020 Sustainability Report: “We are rebuilding our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) roadmap to set the goals, commitments and actions we will take to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within our organization, from our leadership and recruitment, to the products we sell, the vendors we work with, the charities we support and the content we create” (2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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December 15, 2023
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