Bath & Body Works


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Bath and Body Works produces a wide range of soaps, sanitizers, and other skin care products and is part of L Brands. L Brands is also the parent company for Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Henri Bendel, and La Senza. (L Brands Website, www.lb.com, Accessed 5/13/14)

2nd Amendment
Limited Brands Foundation funds the National Urban League and the YWCA, both of which are a part of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. According to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, “The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.” In 2011, the foundation made a donation to the League of Women Voters who supports federal measures to limit accessibility and ownership of firearms by private citizens. (Limited Brands Foundation Tax Form 990, www.guidestar.org, 2011) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/about-us/member-organizations/, Accessed 11/20/13) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/issues/, Accessed 11/20/13) (League of Women Voters Website, http://www.lwv.org/content/gun-control, Accessed 5/7/14)

Environment
Limited Brands Foundation partners with the liberal group Ceres through its BICEP program, which supports extreme policies such as cap-and-trade. (Eva Sohl, “Support Carbon Cap And Trade System,” Lincoln Journal Star, 4/4/09) (“Ceres and Region’s Top Companies Tout Benefits of Carbon-Efficient Energy Deal,” www.ceres.org, 2/7/12) (Tripoli, Stephen, “Limited Brands Joins Growing BICEP Coalition of Corporate Advocates for Strong Energy & Climate Policies”, www.ceres.org, 01/26/12)

Marriage
The L Brands Foundation has contributed to Equality Ohio, and the Human Rights Campaign who advocates and support same-sex marriage. L Brands, the parent company of Bath & Body Works, received a score of 95 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index. (HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index, Accessed 12/16/15) (L Brands Foundation 2014 IRS 990, pg. 38, 43)

Life
Limited Brands Foundation directly donates to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 10/05/16. They have also supported Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and United Way, both of which fund Planned Parenthood programs. L Brands also contributes to the League of Women Voters (LWV), a pro-choice advocacy group. However, the Limited Brands Foundation has also given to the Salvation Army, a pro-life organization. (L Brands Foundation Tax Form 2014 IRS Form 990, Accessed 12/16/15) (LWV Position on Reproductive Choice, Accessed 12/16/15) (2ndvote.com/unitedway)