Criteo, an online advertising company, headquartered in Paris, France, uses its corporate reputation and funds to support many ideological causes hostile to freedom of expression. Criteo has expanded its ESG goals to fight climate change and offers unconscious bias training for all employees. Criteo's CEO published a statement against the overturning of Roe v. Wade and ensured all U.S. employees' coverage for out-of-state abortions. However, Criteo protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Criteo 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Criteo donates to charities through its “Give Back” program on Spotlight (1). However, it has not published its charitable giving policy.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Criteo protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Criteo advocates for the LGBTQ movement, through its signing on an LGBTQIA+ charter with the French non-profit L’Autre Cercle, to advance its DEI practices (1). Criteo’s CEO was interviewed about her support for the LGBTQ movement (2). Criteo has been dedicated to advancing its ESG goals through its DEI practices, including the DEI pledge, its Carbon Disclosure Project, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, and its contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (3)(4). Megan Clarken, Criteo’s CEO published a statement against Roe v. Wade being overturned (5). Criteo published a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Criteo will pay expenses for employees seeking an out-of-state abortion (1). In June of 2020, Criteo announced that the company would be “providing education, as well as better support for our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) employees, reducing unconscious bias, and partnering with organizations who are helping to right the wrongs of racial injustice” (2). Criteo donated to The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center in support of LGBTQ healthcare (3).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Criteo does not operate a PAC at this time (1).
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February 13, 2023
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