Bungie

Washington
Media and Entertainment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Bungie does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Bungie provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. It also encourages customers to donate to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other similar organizations. For these reasons, Bungie receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Bungie has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. Bungie reserves the right to remove content on its forums centered on “discussions of sensitive politics like politics and religion – outside the context of in-game story elements” (1). This policy, however, is for the purpose of maintaining a stable community environment, not active viewpoint discrimination.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Bungie does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2). Bungie employees will be matched up to $1000 per calendar year to the 501(c)(3) organization of their choosing (3).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Bungie does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Bungie publicly condemned the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade (1). Bungie has also encouraged its customers to donate to the BLM organization (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Bungie provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1)(2). The company stated, “Bungie is committed to safeguarding the freedom and privacy of its employees and providing support to all employees affected by this decision. Standing up for reproductive choice and liberty is not a difficult decision to make, and Bungie remains dedicated to upholding these values.” (3). In 2020 the company pledged financial contributions to the BLM organization, the Antiracism Center, and various other similar organizations (4).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Bungie does not operate a PAC at this time.

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January 30, 2024

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