Corprate Bias Ratings
Petco does not provide viewpoint protections for employees, and the company has integrated ESG into its business practices. Petco is a member of multiple DEI advocacy organizations, and the company has engaged in ideological legislative advocacy. Petco has embraced DEI, requiring unconscious bias training and pronouns on employee nametags. However, Petco has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. For these reasons, Petco 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Petco does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Petco’s charitable work focuses on “programs that promote the benefits of pet companionship for people, healthy environments for animals, and improving animal welfare through our Petco Love foundation” (1)(2)(3). Petco does not have an employee donation-matching program at this time (4).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Petco opposed Georgia’s voting integrity bill (1). Petco promotes LGBTQ causes, such as having a “Pride Shop” with LGBTQ-themed products, celebrating Pride Month, and incorporating preferred pronouns in email signatures and name badges (2)(3). Petco holds mandatory employee DEI training (4). Petco is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (5). Petco is a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition and is a member of RILA, which engage in ESG and DEI advocacy (6). Petco “actively seek[s] ways to promote and support external DEI opportunities,” such as by partnering with the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Petco donates to The Trevor Project, which engages in LGBTQ advocacy (1).
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July 5, 2023
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