Note: This company is likely subject to the influence and control of the Chinese Communist Party, which actively censors speech and denies the freedoms we strive to protect. Therefore, 1792 Exchange urges extra caution when evaluating this vendor for business relationships. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. It has not used its reputation to promote ideological agendas, nor has it used company funds to support ideological groups. However, the Chinese Communist Party and other Chinese governmental agencies have increased influence, control, and criticism of the company. Given the country's poor record on free speech and freedom of religion, Alibaba receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Alibaba has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. However, the Chinese Communist Party has exercised influence and potential control of Alibaba through various actions such as fining the company over its choice of vendors and entering into deals to control more of the company (1)(2). After CEO Jack Ma criticized China’s monetary policy, he went missing without explanation for months (3). In 2023, Ma reduced his ownership in the company from over 50% to just over 6% (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Alibaba does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Alibaba has not used its corporate reputation to promote ideological causes (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Alibaba has not corporately funded ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Alibaba does not make any political contributions.
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March 24, 2023
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