Corprate Bias Ratings
Patagonia canceled a contract with a client due to the client's affiliation with a GOP fundraiser. Patagonia vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and employee's abortion travel expenses. Patagonia supports the Equality Act, supports multiple LGBTQ causes, and opposed a Texas law restricting access to abortion. For these reasons, Patagonia 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.
Patagonia canceled a contract with a client due to the client hosting a GOP fundraiser involving Representative Jim Jordan (OH-04) and then-Representative Mark Meadows (1). Patagonia received a score of 95 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (2)(3).
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.
Patagonia ’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (3). Patagonia also signed a letter in opposition of Anti-LGBTQ legislation and a letter endorsed by the American Civil Liberties Union opposing abortion restrictions in Texas (4)(5). The company created a documentary called “They/Them” to promote a transgender climber and denounced Georgia’s election law (6)(7). Patagonia is an openly politically-minded company, endorsing several Democratic senator candidates in 2018 and even suing Donald Trump (8)(9)(10). Patagonia opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (11).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Patagonia has donated to Planned Parenthood and also covers employees’ travel expenses to get an abortion (1)(2). The company preemptively pledged to pay bail for its employees arrested protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade (3). Patagonia pledged $5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5)(6).
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September 10, 2023
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