PetSmart has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. However, the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. PetSmart endorses the Equality Act, opposes state action to preserve biologically stratified spaces like bathrooms or sports teams, and fails to protect against viewpoint discrimination. PetSmart has not funded ideological policies or causes. For these reasons, PetSmart 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.
PetSmart received a score of 90% on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this indicates that PetSmart has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies. However, PetSmart has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
PetSmart does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
PetSmart signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). PetSmart also opposed state efforts to preserve female sports and recognize biological differences between the sexes (2). PetSmart advocates for the LGBTQ movement through the “I Belong” series, attending and hosting many Pride events, including Pride parades (3). PetSmart also created an LGBTQ Pride collection of dog supplies for pets to “show their Pride” (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
PetSmart donates to many LGBTQ advocacy organizations, including $100,000 to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an LGBTQ organization (1). However, PetSmart has not funded ideological organizations or causes hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
PetSmart does not leverage its political contributions for ideological purposes (1).
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March 24, 2023
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