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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
We have not identified any notable highlights for this brand.
Walmart has been accused of exploiting its Black workers; the company has committed $100 million to an internal center for racial equity and yet fails to provide sick leave, living wages, or adequate health insurance for its employees. In addition, Walmart PAC for Responsible Government has been known to have donated to racist politicians. Before being called out, the company was selling "All Lives Matter" merchandise and was keeping multicultural hair products in locked cases.
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, 16% - 20% BIPOC, 26% - 30% Women
0% (none) Black, 6% - 10% BIPOC, 36% - 40% Women
> 15% Black, > 40% BIPOC, > 50% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group