Corprate Bias Ratings
Blend Labs, a cloud-based banking platform, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Blend Labs covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company offers a variety of ideological training for its employees. Blend Labs partners with the World Economic Forum, Open House, and Color of Change. For these reasons, Blend Labs receives a Medium 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.
Blend Labs has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct requires contractors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Blend Labs does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Blend hosted special programming for LGBTQ Pride month, including, “Allyship Beyond the Gender Binary (w/ Women@Blend); Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: 10 years later (w/ Blend Salutes); Techqueria: Intersecting Identities in Tech (w/ Blendísimo); Recoloring the Rainbow (w/ Black@Blend); and Parenting with Pride (w/ Parents@Blend)”. The company supports DEI within its business practices, employing a Diversity and Belonging Partner (1). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Blend’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company partners with the World Economic Forum and contributed a total of $100,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change (3). Blend also partnered with Open House, which focuses on building community for LGBT seniors (4)(5).
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November 21, 2023
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