Gartner

Connecticut
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Gartner vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Gartner has advocated for continued abortion access post-Roe. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Gartner 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

Gartner received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Gartner has not terminated any business relationships due to religious or political differences.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gartner has no written rule prohibiting donations to faith-based organizations (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gartner does not protect employees from 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

Gartner 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). The company¬†Immediately before Roe v. Wade was overturned, Gartner’s HR department undertook a survey to determine how many companies were willing to expand their medical benefits to cover abortion-related travel expenses. Furthermore, the Gartner HR executives claimed to be “encouraging” other companies to ensure employees get “the same level of coverage” after the Court’s decision. However, there is no record of Gartner itself having instituted such a policy since the decision was released (3). Gartner also pushes DEI as a “top of mind” priority for HR departments (4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gartner has not funded ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Gartner does not operate a PAC or make political contributions (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
June 9, 2023

Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer

Generate Reports
Clear
Toast