Ulta Beauty

Illinois
Household and Personal Products

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

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.

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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

Ulta Beauty has not terminated business relationships due to 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

Ulta Beauty does not have a written rule prohibiting donations to faith-based charities or organizations (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Ulta Beauty does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

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).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

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).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Ulta Beauty does not operate a PAC.

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September 20, 2023

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