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High Risk


Sweetgreen 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, Sweetgreen 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. Sweetgreen 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. Sweetgreen supports the Equality Act and opposed the new voting integrity election bill. The company committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2027 and to enhancing programs focused on anti-racism and bias. Sweetgreen has supported and funded multiple LGBTQ and BLM ideological organizations. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. For these reasons, Sweetgreen receives a High Risk rating.

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