The GIANT Company

Martin's
Pennsylvania
Food and Staples Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

The GIANT Company which is a supermarket chain, pledges to vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies. The Giant company does not make charitable donations to religious organizations and does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination. The Giant company advocates for racially divisive causes by implementing corporate racial sensitivity training in partnership with the National Urban League. Giant Food Stores partnered with the Keystone Business Alliance, the LGBT center, and participated in Pride celebrations. The Giant company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and partnered with P&G and The Kellogg Co. to donate a total of $25,000 to Can't Cancel Pride 2021. Giant Food donated $15,000 to the Capital Pride Alliance to be a sponsor and participate in the Pride parade. For these reasons, The GIANT Company receives a High 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

The GIANT Company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. The Giant Company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

The Giant Company will not make charitable donations to religious organizations (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

The Giant Company does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (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

The Giant company advocates for racially divisive causes by implementing corporate racial sensitivity training through a continuing partnership with the National Urban League (1)(2). Giant Food Stores advances LGBT ideological causes by partnering with the Keystone Business Alliance and LGBT center (3). Giant Food participated in Pride celebrations and created a Pride brand logo (4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Giant Food Stores has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Giant partnered with P&G and The Kellogg Co. for Pride Month by having LGBTQ products on the shelves, including Kellog’s “Together with Pride” cereal and matching P&G donations, for a total of $25,000 to Can’t Cancel Pride 2021 (3)(4)(5). Giant Food donated $15,000 to the Capital Pride Alliance to be a sponsor and participate in the Pride parade (6).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

The GIANT Company does not operate a PAC (1).

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September 11, 2023

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