Corprate Bias Ratings
Dropbox, a file hosting service, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. A company executive publicly stated she prioritized people of color in the hiring process. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Dropbox has also regularly used its corporate reputation to advance LGBTQ policies and speak out against policies protecting religious freedom. It has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Dropbox 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.
Dropbox has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Dropbox has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Dropbox Senior Director of Product Design Jasmin Friedl stated that she was “prioritizing” people of color in hiring practices (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The company was one of the many companies in 2016 to sign a public letter opposing a proposed religious freedom law in Missouri (1). The company also signed open letters in support of the Equality Act and opposing the protections of female sports (2)(3). Dropbox also opposed the Florida law that prevents teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). The company has posted a blog post highlighting its participation in the San Francisco, Austin, and Dublin Pride Parades (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Dropbox has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Dropbox pledged $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (3)(4). Dropbox also offers employees up to a $10,000 allowance to “obtain care that is not available in their home state, including gender affirmation surgery” (5).
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December 5, 2023
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