Corprate Bias Ratings
Old Navy vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Old Navy covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Gap indirectly supports Planned Parenthood. Old Navy uses its corporate reputation and funds to advance LGBTQ causes. Gap, its parent company has used its reputation to advance ideological causes including LGBTQ causes, and launching a billboard in Times Square against systemic racism. Old Navy does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Old Navy 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.
Gap Inc., Old Navy’s parent company, received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). There are no known instances of Old Navy terminating business relationships because of political or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Gap has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company has signed open letters in support of the Equality Act and supporting transgender participation in youth sports (3)(4). Gap has embraced the Black Lives Matter movement, including launching a billboard in Times Square in June 2020 in the wake of the events surrounding George Floyd (5). Gap opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (6). During Pride Month, Old Navy hosts Purple 4th in support of LGBTQ Pride (7). Old Navy stated that it plans to double representation of “Black and Latinx” employees by 2025 (8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Gap indirectly supports Planned Parenthood through third parties (1). Old Navy donated 10% of all proceeds made through its PRIDE campaign to “It Gets Better” an LGBTQ organization (2). Old Navy signed the Fifteen Percent Pledge and “committed to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands” (3)(4). Old Navy has partnered with EmbraceRace and the NAACP to facilitate “conversations about race at home” (5).
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October 10, 2023
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