Interstate Batteries FEI Review

I. COMPANY


Interstate Batteries Diversity Statement
"We firmly believe that our success is dependent upon the support and contribution of our team members, whom we consider to be our most valuable resource. To the realization of this success, we affirm personally and organizationally the Company’s commitment to the equitable treatment of all team members and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, gender, religion, national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected under local, state or federal law… The Company’s objective is to consistently ensure that individuals are treated in a fair and non-discriminatory manner throughout the employment process. The Company does not discriminate based on the above mentioned characteristics, but does expect team members to display the Five Requirements and One Standard… We promote a culture that welcomes the rich thinking that emerges from diversity. We encourage team members to bring their whole selves to work - intellectual, emotional, and spiritual… We bring our whole selves to work and take responsibility for our impact on others. We feel comfortable bringing the talents and personality that make us who we are, and we appreciate others' unique qualities." Read More...

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II. FEI SCORECARD

TOTAL SCORE

66/100 points

Public Commitment to Faith Driven Consumers

15/30 points

Actions that demonstrate a company-wide public commitment to the Faith Driven Consumer community, including:
  • Initiate and maintain a specific welcoming campaign communicating respect for, genuine welcome and celebration of Faith Driven Consumers and employees – 0/5 points
  • Ongoing engagement of and outreach to the Faith Driven Consumer market segment including faith-compatible, wholesome advertising and marketing campaigns (e.g. faith-driven content, faith-driven media or sponsorship of faith-driven events) – 5/10 points 
  •  Use of the word “Christmas” in seasonal advertising – 5/5 points 
  • Philanthropic support of biblically orthodox faith-driven organization(s) or event(s) (e.g. financial, in-kind or pro bono support) – 5/5 points
  • Proactive public support for legislative, regulatory, and/or judicial protections for religious liberty including freedom of speech, association and expression – 0/5 points

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Faith-Compatible Corporate Actions

30/30 points

Actions that demonstrate an acknowledgement of, respect for and compatibility with biblically orthodox teachings on core issues of importance to Faith Driven Consumers, including:
  • Respect for, acknowledgment of, and compatibility with a comprehensive pro-life view on abortion, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia – either by supporting these positions publicly, financially or with in-kind resources equal, at minimum, to support given alternative positions, or remaining silent and neutral on these issues – 10/10 points
  • Respect for, acknowledgement of, and compatibility with biblical teaching on sexuality, gender, marriage and family – either by supporting these positions publicly, financially or with in-kind resources equal, at minimum, to support given alternative positions, or remaining silent and neutral on these issues – 10/10 points
  • Promote or support wholesome images in marketing and culture while refraining from the promotion or support of pornography, sexual immorality or the sexual exploitation of individuals, as viewed through a biblical lens – 10/10 points

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Equal Application of Equal Protections

15/20 points

Actions that create a safe harbor inclusive of religious freedom and practice in the marketplace and workplace, including:
  • NDP – A workplace Non-Discrimination Policy that includes explicit, enumerated protections for Faith Driven Consumers/employees – 5/5 points
  • ERG – Offers an employer-sponsored Employee Resource Group for faith-driven employees – 10/10 points
  • EAEP – An Equal Application of Equal Protection statement specifying that all enumerated groups are protected equally in practice with every other enumerated group – 0/5 points

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Corporate Competency in the Faith Driven Consumer Market Segment

6/20 points

Actions that demonstrate respect for, genuine welcome and celebration of Faith Driven Consumers as well as their biblically orthodox values and worldview, including:
  • Faith/religious identity and expression as a recognized category in the corporate diversity position—stating that Faith Driven Consumers as well as faith-driven employees, suppliers and partners are welcomed and celebrated as a respected community into the company’s rainbow of diversity – 4/5 points 
  • Targeted recruiting efforts for both faith-driven employees and suppliers – 0/5 points
  • Faith-inclusive employee training, resources and accountability measures that include (10 points total):
    • New hire training that clearly articulates a nondiscrimination policy including faith/religious identity and expression, and provides definitions or scenarios illustrating the policy for each – 2/2 points
    • Training for supervisors that includes faith/religious identity and expression, and provides definitions or scenarios illustrating the policy for each – 0/2 points
    • Professional development covering topics of diversity includes faith/religious identity and expression (e.g. skills-based or other leadership training including elements of faith-based diversity and/or cultural competency) – 0/2 points
    • Senior management/executive performance measures of their respective diversity and inclusion efforts also include faith/religious identity and expression – 0/2 points
    • Optional questions on faith/religious identity on employee data or survey forms that include other demographic questions such as race, gender or sexual orientation – 0/2 points

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  • Just saw an Interstate Battery commercial on Fox promoting “Share God’s Love” www.interstatebatteries.com/godslove
  • I am shopping my faith this Christmas and participating in the #ChristmasBUYcott—directing my hard-earned dollars to brands that are more faith compatible than their competitors.
  • Just bought an Interstate battery for my old car. Starting great again!