VF Corporation

Vans, The North Face, Supreme, Timberland, Dickies, Jansport, Smartwool, Kipling, Lee, Nautica
Colorado
Consumer Durables and Apparel

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High Risk

Summary:

VF Corporation, an apparel and footwear company, fired a board member who disagreed with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and The North Face denied an order to an oil and gas company. VF also denied a conservative shareholder from attending its shareholder meeting and has fired employees for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. VF Corporation 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, VF increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. VF 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. VF provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company conducts unconscious bias trainings for its employees and supports the Equality Act. VF opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, VF Corporation receives a High Risk rating.

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