Consumer Durables and Apparel, Household and Personal Products

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High Risk


Steelcase scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Steelcase, Inc. increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Steelcase forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Steelcase does not provide viewpoint protections for employees, though the company has not publicly terminated existing business relationships due to views or beliefs. Steelcase includes vendor diversity quotes in the company ESG policy. The company’s CEO signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. Steelcase supports the Equality Act and the company’s CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge. For these reasons, Steelcase receives a High Risk rating.

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