Ralph Lauren

New York
Consumer Durables and Apparel

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Ralph Lauren scored a 75 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. Ralph Lauren uses its corporate funds, to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. Ralph Lauren vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. The company does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Ralph Lauren signed an open letter supporting the Equality Act. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, Ralph Lauren receives a Medium Risk rating.

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