Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, SpartanNash increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its reputation for ideological purposes. For these reasons, SpartanNash 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.
SpartanNash received a score of 20 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). However, SpartanNash has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
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.
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January 31, 2024
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