Sprouts Farmers Market

Arizona
Food and Staples Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Sprouts Farmers Market has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. However, the company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Sprouts has not used corporate funds to advance ideological purposes and does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Sprouts Farmers Market receives a Lower 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

Sprouts Farmers Market integrates ESG into all of its business practices. The company stated “ESG factors are embedded into our company’s long term strategy, and our Board considers the performance of our executive leadership responsible for driving
the success of our strategic initiatives when making compensation decisions” (1). Sprouts Farmers Market has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Sprouts Farmers Market does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Sprouts Farmers Market does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (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

Sprouts Farmers Market supports ESG within its business practices. The company stated “Our ESG goals and initiatives are integrated throughout our business strategy, and strong oversight by our executive leadership team and Board of Directors ensures that the long-term interests of our stakeholders are factored into
our decision making” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Sprouts Farmers Market has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Sprouts Farmers Market does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
September 28, 2023

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