Lululemon

Canada
Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Lululemon fired an employee for posting offensive content on personal social media pages. The company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and has financially supported BLM and related causes. Lululemon signed the HRC's Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ legislation and encourages attendees at corporate events to "resist capitalism." The company provides travel benefits for abortions and discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Lululemon receives a High Risk rating.

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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

Lululemon fired an employee for what it deemed an offensive social media post on a personal account (1). The company requires suppliers not to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity (2).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Lululemon will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations “Individuals, groups with religious or political affiliations, or third-party fundraising groups (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Lululemon does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Lululemon supports access to abortion and is a member of the “Don’t Ban Equality” coalition (1)(2). The company signed the HRC’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ legislation (3). Lululemon has also hosted events that encourage attendees to “resist capitalism” and “decolonize gender” (4)(5).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Lululemon announced that it “will continue to support our employees should they need to leave the state to access treatment related to their reproductive health and family planning.” (1). The company has pledged $300,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (2)(3)(4). ¬†Lululemon has also donated to pro-abortion groups (5).

Criteria

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

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N/A
Rationale

Lululemon does not operate a PAC (1).

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September 9, 2023

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