Corprate Bias Ratings
First Solar, a solar technology company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company integrates DEI into all of its business practices, regularly supports LGBTQ Pride, and has sponsored multiple pride parades in Arizona and Ohio. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, First Solar 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.
First Solar has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Quality Manual requires vendors to abide by the RBA Code of Conduct, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (1)(2). The company prioritizes diversity in its leadership composition (3). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (4).
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.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 6, 2023
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