Flexport

California
Commercial and Professional Services, Transportation

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Flexport, a supply chain management company, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Flexport assists other companies in approaching net zero carbon emissions as quickly as possible. The company also pledged to match donations to social justice groups. Flexport opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Flexport receives a Medium Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
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

Flexport has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flexport does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. “The Flexport.org Fund is currently supporting the movement of shipments of aid to people impacted by conflicts and disasters around the world, including relief for Ukraine and food for families in The Horn of Africa” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flexport does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (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

Flexport opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces (1). The company opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which would prohibit teaching gender identity and sexual orientation to kids in K-3rd grade (2). Flexport assists other companies in limiting their carbon emissions and approaching net zero as quickly as possible (3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Flexport pledged to match donations to social justice groups up to $100 per employee in June 2020 (1)(2). Otherwise, there are no publicly known cases of Flexport using its corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (3)(4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Flexport does not operate a PAC or report on its lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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February 22, 2024

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