National Vision Holdings

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Georgia
Consumer Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

National Vision Holdings, an optical retail company, has not publicly terminated businesses relationships based on views or beliefs. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and implements multiple ideological trainings for its employees. National Vision Holdings is a partner of the Matthew Shepherd foundation. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, National Vision Holdings receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Rationale

National Vision Holdings has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (1).

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

National Vision Holdings does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding vision care for the underserved in the United States (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

National Vision Holdings protects its employees 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.

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Rationale

National Vision Holdings CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company implements unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and inclusive leadership training (2). National Vision Holdings supports LGBTQ Pride within its business practices (3).

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

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Rationale

National Vision Holdings is a corporate partner of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an LGBT nonprofit (1). The company launched a Pride Collection in celebration of Pride Month and made a $25,000 donation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation in 2022 (2).

Criteria

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

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N/A
Rationale

National Vision Holdings does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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December 13, 2023

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