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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
Costco pulled all Palmetto Cheese products from its shelves after the company's owner calls Black Lives Matter a "terrorist organization".
Costco's diversity statement is limited to one sentence, which is compounded by the fact that their leadership team (EVP and above) are all white males (including their Chief Diversity Officer). There are also accusations that the company sent employees home for wearing Black Lives Matter masks.
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:
8% - 9% Black, 6% - 10% BIPOC, 26% - 30% Women
0% (none) Black, 0% (none) BIPOC, 0% (none) Women
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