Cognizant Technology Solutions
Corprate Bias Ratings
Cognizant Technology Solutions, a technology company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. It has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs, though. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Cognizant is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. For these reasons, Cognizant Technology Solutions 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.
Cognizant Technology Solutions received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (1)(2). Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (3). However, 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.
Cognizant’s areas of focus are economic mobility, education, health and well-being, and diversity and inclusion (1). The company does not have an employee match program. No evidence of discrimination against organizations based on viewpoint or religious beliefs was found.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Company CEO Ravi Kumar is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Brian Humphries signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (1)(2). Cognizant also embraced rhetoric regarding ongoing systemic racism (3)(4). It has also posted a blog post on its website in celebration of Pride Month, which outlines its support of LGBT causes and events it will hold or participate in that pushes LGBT causes (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 28, 2023
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|6/6/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Termination Pay||Against||8.70%|
|6/7/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings- Reduce 1-Year Holding Req. From 10% Ownership||Against||8.34%|