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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
Under Armour has been extremely specific and transparent regarding their DEI progress, including their current practices and internal representation, their commitments going forward, and how they will continue to hold themselves accountable. Some of these commitments include tying annual incentive pay for executives to DEI goals and pledging 40% of their philanthropic portfolio to Black-led organizations.
Under Armour has not elaborated on the exact dollar amount they will be pledging to organizations in support of racial justice.
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, 26% - 30% BIPOC, 11% - 20% Women
10% - 11% Black, 11% - 15% BIPOC, 31% - 35% Women
> 15% Black, > 40% BIPOC, > 50% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group