Nordstrom has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. Nordstrom has supported the Equality Act and opposed various state-level bills, such as an election security bill in Georgia. Nordstrom funds travel for an abortion and Black Lives Matter. For these reasons, Nordstrom 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.
Nordstrom received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means the company 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.
Nordstrom will “not fund organizations with a written policy of discrimination against any person or group based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Nordstrom signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Nordstrom has opposed the recent Georgia election-security bill and opposes various legislation deemed “anti-LGBTQ,” such as laws protecting women’s and girls’ sports from transgender participation (2)(3). Nordstrom created a Pride Month campaign in support of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an LGBTQ organization (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Nordstrom includes travel expenses for employees’ abortions in its health benefits (1). Nordstrom has donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation (2). Nordstrom is a corporate sponsor of the HRC (3). Nordstrom donates over $1 million to LGBTQ organizations (4). Nordstrom also donated $100,000 to Be Proud an LGBTQ organization (5).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Nordstrom does not have an active PAC.
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March 24, 2023
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