Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, TJX Companies increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. TJX uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. The company has stopped promoting Trump-brand products. TJX provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. The company has funded the Ibram X. Kendi-led Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and is a gold partner of PFLAG. 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.
TJX Companies received a score of 45 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
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 highlights its participation in 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).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
TJX provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1). The company‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (2)(3). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. 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 (4)(5). The company is a Gold partner of PFLAG, an LGBTQ+ activist group that promotes books for children with sexually explicit and gender fluid content and advocates against laws that inform parents of their child’s gender dysphoria or prevent unapproved transgender medical treatments for minors (6)(7)(8).
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February 21, 2024
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