La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Pennsylvania
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

La Colombe Coffee Roasters has not publicly terminated business relationships due to ideological differences, though the company does not provide viewpoint protections for employees. However, the company has integrated ESG into its business practices, including extensive legislative advocacy and donations to organizations such as ACLU and Planned Parenthood. La Colombe CEO signed the CEOs for Gun Safety. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. La Colombe is a member of the "Don't Ban Equality" business coalition. However, it has not discriminated against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, La Colombe receives a Medium 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

La Colombe Coffee Roasters has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs. La Colombe Coffee Roasters integrates ESG into its business practices (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

La Colombe Coffee Roasters does not have a written rule discriminating against religious organizations in its charitable giving policy (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

La Colombe Coffee Roasters does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination (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

La Colombe Coffee Roasters has advocated for Pride by offering Pride-themed cups at cafes for Pride Month (1). La Colombe Coffee Roasters integrates ESG into its business practices (2). La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael has spoken publicly on his various policy stances, denouncing a Republican tax bill and advocating for a minimum wage increase at the height of the national debate surrounding the issue (3)(4). La Colombe Coffee Roasters participated in the #StopHateForProfit movement on Facebook (5). La Colombe has joined the Civic Alliance, which advocates against state-level election integrity legislation (6). The company is a member of the “Don’t Ban Equality” business coalition, which advocates against any abortion restrictions because they are “bad for business” (7). The company’s CEO is a signatory to CEOs for Gun Safety (8).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

La Colombe Coffee Roasters provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1). The company funds the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Everytown for Gun Safety (2)(3). La Colombe is a big donor to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which engages in pro-abortion advocacy (4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

La Colombe does not operate a PAC.

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February 29, 2024

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