Corprate Bias Ratings
Williams-Sonoma corporately funds the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and supports the Equality Act. Williams-Sonoma has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies. Williams-Sonoma does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination, though it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Williams-Sonoma earns 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.
Williams-Sonoma received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). However, Williams-Sonoma has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Williams-Sonoma’s charitable giving policy will match employee donations to qualifying charitable organizations of up to $500 a year (1). Williams-Sonoma donates without ideological prejudice.
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.
William-Sonoma is a National Corporate Gold Partner with the HRC (1). The company donates to many LGBTQ-interest lobbyist organizations (2). William-Sonoma donated $9.5 million to the Trevor Project as part of its Pride fundraiser, which included hosting a drag queen cook-off (3)(4). William-Sonoma donated $250,000 to a list of organizations that included the NAACP and the National Urban League (5). Williams-Sonoma runs fundraisers for the National Urban League and other organizations through its merchandise sales (6). Williams-Sonoma’s subsidiary West Elm signed the Fifteen Percent Pledge and “committed to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands” (7)(8).
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September 20, 2023
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