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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
Denny's public statement issued on Instagram acknowledges its past racial discrimination lawsuits, demonstrating the company's commitment to being accountable for past mistakes.
Denny's did not make a public statement beyond an instagram post. They also have not pledged a monetary commitment as of our rating.
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:
> 15% Black, 31% - 35% BIPOC, 31% - 35% Women
12% - 13% Black, 11% - 15% BIPOC, 11% - 20% Women
> 15% Black, > 40% BIPOC, > 50% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization