Flex

Texas
Technology Hardware and Equipment, Transportation

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Flex, a global supply & manufacturing solutions provider, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with viewpoint protections. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statment on the Purpose of a Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations. Flex does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Flex receives a Lower 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

Flex has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, it has not publicly fired business relationships with customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flex does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Its giving is focused on “good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and climate action (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flex protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (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

CEO Revathi Advaithi is a member of the Business Roundtable and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations (1)(2). Flex celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month on its website (3). Flex is committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 (4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flex does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Flex does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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January 24, 2024

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