KinderCare

Oregon
Educational Resources

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

KinderCare partners with Pride Northwest. The company has promoted diversity curriculum to children and stressed the use of preferred pronouns. KinderCare does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, KinderCare receives a Lower Risk rating.

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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

KinderCare has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

KinderCare does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

KinderCare does not provide viewpoint protections to 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

KinderCare released a statement highlighting their DEI curriculum, stating “Whether your child is 6 weeks old or in the 6th grade… It’s never too early to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion” (1). KinderCare posted on its corporate LinkedIn account stressing the importance of preferred pronoun use (2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

KinderCare has financially supported, and partners with Pride Northwest, Inc. (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

KinderCare does not operate a PAC (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
August 11, 2023

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