The Company Contrast – Stanley Black & Decker

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The Company Contrast – Stanley Black & Decker

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at a popular company that scores poorly on the 2ndVote scoring system and then provides some better alternatives for you to easily align your shopping dollars with your values. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Stanley Black & Decker brands (2.29).

Black & Decker (2.29), DeWalt (2.29), and Stanley (2.29), each of them a subsidiary of parent company, Stanley Black & Decker, are some of the most well-known brands of tools and carried by many retailers. Although they all score poorly on the issues of Marriage and 1st Amendment, Black & Decker differs from its sister-brands by scoring poorly on Life while Dewalt and Stanley both score poorly on Education. With much of their advocacy coming from their ownership, each brand scores neutrally on the remaining 2ndVote issues.

Alternatively, Stihl (3.00) and Milwaukee (3.00) brand tools were found to be neutral on all issues. Not advocating one way or the other on any of our key issues means you can trust that these brands will be able to serve your power tool needs without compromising your values.