W. W. Grainger has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. W. W. Grainger does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. The company uses corporate dollars to support local Pride and LGBTQ advocacy initiatives, and it has supported the Equality Act. For these reasons, W. W. Grainger 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.
W.W. Grainger received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, meaning that it has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (1). There are no publicly known cases of W. W. Grainger terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
W. W. Grainger does not publish guidelines for community investment/philanthropy other than that the program is focused on disaster response and education (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
W. W. Grainger does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
W. W. Grainger does not operate a PAC. Although the company engages in lobbying, it has not disclosed what policies it supports (1).
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March 24, 2023
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