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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
More than 15% of the Board of Directors is Black. In addition, Footlocker's Collaboraid Collection, which was created in partnership with a community of creatives "to assist those in need through exclusive collections of apparel and footwear", promotes many BIPOC artists.
Foot Locker's social media highlights Black athletes, but given their Instagram platform of almost 12M followers, we expect them to be sharing more genuinely helpful resources.
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, 16% - 20% BIPOC, 41% - 45% Women
0% (none) Black, 6% - 10% BIPOC, 36% - 40% Women
Information not publicly available
A Black employee resource group