W.W. Grainger

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High Risk


W.W. Grainger scored a 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, W.W. Grainger (Grainger), 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. Grainger 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. The company uses corporate dollars to support local Pride and LGBTQ advocacy initiatives, and supports the Equality Act. W. W. Grainger is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal. For these reasons, W. W. Grainger receives a High Risk rating.

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