Corprate Bias Ratings
Ross Stores vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and pledged $500,000 to BLM and related causes. Ross openly openly discriminates against faith-based organizations in its charitable giving and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, it has not used its reputation for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Ross Stores 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.
Ross Stores received a score of 90 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
“Ross will not support organizations or programs that spread political or religious beliefs or those who discriminate” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known cases of Ross Stores using its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 19, 2023
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