Mary Kay does not provide viewpoint protections for employees, and the company has implemented ESG principles into its supplier selection practices. However, Mary Kay has not terminated business partners due to views or beliefs. Mary Kay has engaged in social and environmental advocacy, though the company has not donated to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Mary Kay 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.
Mary Kay has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. Mary Kay integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Mary Kay vets suppliers for sustainable sourcing, gender-responsive procurement, and supplier diversity (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Mary Kay does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. “Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams” (1)(2). Mary Kay does not have an employee donation-matching program at this time (3).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Mary Kay does not provide viewpoint protections for employees (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Mary Kay holds mandatory employee unconscious bias training (1). Mary Kay integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Mary Kay is a founding member of The National Racial Equity Initiative, which engages in DEI advocacy (1). Mary Kay engages in environmental and social advocacy on issues such as gender equality (1) (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Mary Kay does not fund ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Mary Kay does not make PAC donations but does lobby and make political donations. Mary Kay’s lobbying has been bipartisan and business-focused (1).
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May 12, 2023
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