Corprate Bias Ratings
Steelcase, Inc. does not provide viewpoint protections for employees, though the company has not publicly terminated existing business relationships due to views or beliefs. Steelcase has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ+ policies and includes vendor diversity quotes in the company ESG policy. Steelcase has endorsed the Equality Act and organized Pride events, and the CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge. However, Steelcase has not funded ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression or discriminated against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Steelcase 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.
Steelcase Inc. has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Steelcase has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2)(3). Steelcase has established diversity quotas for its vendors and integrates ESG into all of its business practices (4).
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.
Steelcase advocated for the Equality Act and has committed to public LGBTQ-related advocacy through blog posts and by coordinating LGBTQ pride events (1)(2). Steelcase’s CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training within the workplace (3). Steelcase also publicly opposed Georgia’s 2021 election integrity bill among many other organizations in a New York Times full-page advertisement (4). The CEO of Steelcase, James Keane, is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Steelcase has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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November 30, 2023
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