Shipt

Consumer Services, Transportation

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Although Shipt, a grocery delivery service, has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, its parent company, Target, has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Shipt has policies that discriminate against religious organizations and lacks policies to protect employees from potential viewpoint discrimination. Shipt advocates for transgender participation in youth sports. Shipt has donated directly to Black Lives Matter and the Human Rights Campaign. Target, which handles all political contributions, has also donated to the Equality PAC. For these reasons, Shipt receives a "High Risk" rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. However, Target, the parent company of Shipt, received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt does not donate to “houses of worship” or “organizations that discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, domestic partner, marital status, medical condition, sex, gender, gender expression & identity, sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, height or weight, uniformed service member status, military or veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, and any other basis or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law” (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt advocates for the Equality Act and transgender participation in youth sports (1)(2). Shipt has committed to multiple acts of public advocacy for the LGBTQ movement, including selling LGBTQ clothing in its shop and hosting LGBTQ events (3).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt donated $150,000 to the ACLU and matched employee donations of $50,000 to Black Lives Matter in light of “institutionalized racial injustice” (1).¬†Shipt donated $10,000 to the Human Rights Campaign (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

Shipt does not operate a PAC. Its parent company, Target, has donated to the Equality PAC, an ideological group unrelated to business purposes (1)(2).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
March 8, 2023

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