Next PLC

United Kingdom
Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Next PLC, which is a clothing company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs and does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Next PLC has not used its corporate reputation or funds to advance ideological purposes. For these reasons, Next PLC 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

NEXT PLC has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (1). The company has not publicly terminated business relations or employees based on their religious or political views.

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

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Rationale

Next PLC does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2).

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

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Rationale

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

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

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Rationale

Next PLC has not supported ideological causes or policies (1).

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

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Rationale

Next PLC has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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

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N/A
Rationale

Next PLC does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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October 4, 2023

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