Wayfair has withstood the pressure to cancel clients due to external pressure. In 2019, it did not cave to employee pressure to cancel a private prison contract. Wayfair allegedly dropped Trump Home Decor in November 2016, but the company did not give an official reason for the decision. The CEO has said that the company seeks "non-political employees." Wayfair has not used corporate funds or its reputation to advance agendas or ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Wayfair receives a "Lower 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.
Wayfair has received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means that the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Wayfair has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. However, it did drop Trump Home Decor in November 2016 without a public statement (2). In one instance, the company came under pressure to cancel contracts with a private prison system, but the leadership decided to keep the contracts out of a desire to remain apolitical (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Wayfair does not protect against its employees from potential political affiliation discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Though Wayfair focuses internal efforts on racial/social equity, the company does not use its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes externally (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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March 24, 2023
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