Corprate Bias Ratings
Sherwin Williams vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Sherwin Williams is also a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. For these reasons, Sherwin Williams 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.
Sherwin Williams received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, Sherwin Williams has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Sherwin Williams will not match donations to religious organizations if the donations are “denominational or sectarian in purpose,” but other religious organizations are eligible for gift matching, according to the company’s employee donation matching policy (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Sherwin Williams 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). Sherwin Williams is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3).
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September 22, 2023
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