Nike will not work with vendors who do not have LGBTQ nondiscrimination policies. The company's own policies do not protect against viewpoint discrimination or treat charitable donations to faith-based organizations equally. Nike's leadership has advocated for the Equality Act and protested efforts to protect women's and girls' sports. The company uses its corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression and has contributed to the Equality PAC. For these reasons, Nike receives a "High 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.
Nike has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Nike has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Nike will not match employee charitable donations to religious groups for religious purposes (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Nike does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Nike signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and opposing laws to save women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). Nike also sponsors Pride month advertisements and campaigns for ” the LGBTQIA+ community,” including its “BETRUE” campaign (3)(4). Nike opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Nike has also used their PAC to support ideological groups such as the Equality PAC (1).
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March 23, 2023
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