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Internal Representation & Support
To evaluate this pillar, we take into consideration a range of factors, including but not limited to:
- Employee representation
- Diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI)
We weigh a company’s degree of public commitment primarily on their monetary contributions to DEI matters or organizations fighting racial injustice.
Forms of monetary support we look for:
Employee donation matching
Banana Republic is launching an open call in search of the next BIPOC designer with the Harlem Fashion Show in an effort to give diverse artists a seat at the table.
Banana Republic has only donated 0.002% of revenue and has no Black members on their Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team. The BR Brand also posts slightly less frequently about Black Lives Matter and other social justice causes than other GAP brands.
We scour the company’s website and official social media channels to determine what message they are sending around racial injustice, how they are communicating it, and whether their communications are perceived as genuine or performative.
Public statement: We verify that companies have made a formal statement regarding racial injustice.
Social media: We consider how a company uses their platform(s) beyond performative allyship.
Representation: For companies that have the opportunity to showcase diversity in their feed, we consider whether they have adequate Black representation and BIPOC representation across their models.
I. Internal Representation & Support:
Board of Directors:
0% (none) Black, 11% - 15% BIPOC, 46% - 50% Women
0% (none) Black, 6% - 10% BIPOC, > 50% Women
> 15% Black, > 40% BIPOC, > 50% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group