United Natural Foods (UNFI)

Providence, Rhode Island
Food and Staples Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


UNFI scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, UNFI increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. UNFI forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. UNFI frequently uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBT issues and organizations. For these reasons, UNFI receives a High Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of United Natural Foods (UNFI)

Sandy Douglas

Sandy Douglas


Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, United Natural Foods (UNFI) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food and Staples Retailing industry. Sandy Douglas and Jack Stahl serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $19,980 to Republican causes and $84,029 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, United Natural Foods (UNFI) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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