Sweetgreen does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination, and the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Sweetgreen has not publicly terminated business ties due to ideological differences. Sweetgreen has made several DEI and ESG-related commitments. The company uses its corporate reputation and funds to advance its LGBTQ Pride campaigns. For these reasons, Sweetgreen 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.
Sweetgreen received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocate for LGBTQ communities and policies. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious differences. Sweetgreen integrates ESG into all of its business practices, including a carbon assessment for suppliers (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Sweetgreen does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
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.
Sweetgreen’s Pride campaign partnered with Covenant House, an LGBTQ organization, to donate $25,000 through its Pride-focused marketing campaign (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Sweetgreen does not operate a PAC (1).
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May 24, 2023
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