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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
Zara/Inditex continues to use models of color on their website and Instagram page. Inditex Careers often spotlights BIPOC employees on their Instagram page. From their annual report, they claimed to have a DEI office furthering workplace/employment diversity.
Zara/Inditex has responded minimally to calls for racial justice despite their claims of donations and internal reforms. Though they claimed to be donating to marginalized communities of color/Black communities, they never specified an exact amount or organization. Inditex has not made/publicized any partnerships with activists or organizations promoting racial justice. Despite underscoring DEI in their annual reports, Inditex continues to lack transparency around specific employee demographics beyond gender and nationality.
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:
0% (none) Black, 0% (none) BIPOC, 36% - 40% Women
0% (none) Black, 0% (none) BIPOC, 11% - 20% Women
> 50% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization