Corprate Bias Ratings
TJX Companies, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and more, has religious and viewpoint discrimination protections for its employees. TJX has funded the Ibram X. Kendi-led Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and the company provides abortion-related health benefits to its employees. Though TJX has kept its name generally out of political discourse with regard to specific issues, the company has stopped promoting Trump-brand products and reiterated its commitments to ESG practices. It also does not discriminate against religious groups in its charitable giving. There are no known cases of employees being fired for religious or political beliefs. For these reasons, TJX Companies 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.
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.
TJX and its subsidiaries regularly sponsor local LGBTQ Pride Month parades and events during Pride Month (1). After then-President Donald Trump’s inauguration, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls both stopped promoting Ivanka Trump-brand products in-store, though both stores continued to sell those products (2). TJX has begun to release ESG-focused reports and initiatives, including providing unconscious bias training for employees and pledging to further emphasize racial background in hiring (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
TJX’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). TJX has pledged $10 million to various racial justice organizations, including the National Urban League and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, which was founded by Ibram X. Kendi (3)(4). In a proxy statement after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, TJX reiterated that the company provides “comprehensive” abortion-related benefits to employees (5).
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August 24, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|6/6/23||Social||International Brotherhood of Teamsters||Report on Risk to TJX From SUpplier Misclassification on Supplier's Employees||Against||31.40%|
|6/6/23||Social||Northstar Asset Management, Inc.||Report on Effectiveness of SOcial Compliance Efforts in the Supply Chain||Against||25.40%|
|6/6/23||Social||Figure 8 Investment Strategies||Leave Policy for All Associates||Against||22.00%|
|6/7/22||Social||Figure 8 Investment Strategies||Adopt Paid Sick Leave Policy for All Associates||Against||33.78%|
|6/7/22||Social||Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters||Report on Risk to TJX From Supplier Misclassification of Supplier's Employees||Against||31.78%|
|6/7/22||Social||Trillium Asset Management||Report on Risk Due to Restrictions on Reproductive Rights||Against||30.16%|
|6/7/22||Social||Northstar Asset Management||Report on Human Rights Due Diligence in Supply Chain||Against||24.64%|