Sephora

France
Household and Personal Products

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Sephora scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Sephora, a subsidiary of LVMH, increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Sephora forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. 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. However, it has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. The company prohibits all forms of discrimination against its employees but does not explicitly mention viewpoint discrimination. The company's leadership has spoken out against the overturn of Roe v. Wade and uses company funds to support employee travel for abortions across state lines. For these reasons, Sephora receives a High Risk rating.

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