Corprate Bias Ratings
Ulta Beauty does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers travel costs for employee abortion. Ulta funds multiple LGBTQ organizations and hosted transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney on its podcast to promote gender ideology. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Ulta Beauty 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.
Ulta Beauty has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Ulta Beauty does not have a written rule prohibiting donations to faith-based charities or organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Ulta Beauty is a member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (1). Ulta Beauty hosted popular transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney on its podcast in October of 2022 and subsequently defended its choice and affirmed its commitment to the related movements on Twitter after online backlash (2)(3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Ulta Beauty announced that it would expand its medical benefits to cover abortion-related travel expenses for employees (1). Ulta has donated to PFLAG and the Chicago Urban League (2)(3). Ulta signed the Fifteen Percent Pledge and “committed to dedicate 15% of its shelf space to Black-owned brands” (4)(5). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6).
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September 20, 2023
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