Qurate Retail Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
Qurate Retail Group, the parent company of QVC, cut ties with Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, after his remarks regarding the 2020 election. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The CEO of Qurate signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and has curated Pride Month collections. Qurate Retail will match donations given to ideologically driven racial groups but does not allow donations to religious organizations. Qurate Retail Group vets vendors for LGBTQ policy and QVC has used its PAC contributions to support the ideological group Emerge America. For these reasons, Qurate Retail Group 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.
QVC, a subsidiary of Qurate Retail Group, removed My Pillow products from shelves after Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, made comments about election fraud playing a role in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election (1). The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Qurate Retail Group has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (2)(3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Qurate Retail Group no longer accepts requests for donations to “religious-based” organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Qurate’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (1). HSN, Inc. is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (2). CEO David Rawlinson II is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported ideological initiatives (3). Qurate Retail Group promoted Pride Month Initiatives on its website, including Pride Month collections from QVC, HSN, and Zulily (4). QVC regularly celebrates LGBTQ pride on its website and social media accounts (5)(6)(7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Qurate 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). Qurate Retail Group states that it has a 100% match for organizations that support racial and social justice, but the only organization publicly mentioned is the Equal Justice Initiative (3). It also is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal (4). In 2022, HSN and QVC donated $100,000 to the Trevor Project (5).
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November 28, 2023
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