Gearbox Software has not terminated business relationships for any ideological reason. However, the company has used its corporate reputation to oppose bills in its home state of Texas requiring transgender people to compete in sports and use bathrooms according to their biological sex. The company threatened to invest in other states if the bills became law. Former CEO Randy Pitchford has donated to a company-organized campaign on GoFundMe supporting trans rights. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Gearbox Software 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.
There are no publicly known cases of Gearbox Software terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Gearbox Software does not have a charitable foundation.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Gearbox Software does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Gearbox Software signed onto a letter opposing “bathroom bills” in the state of Texas. Additionally, the company has issued statements against the Texas state legislature’s efforts to protect the integrity of elections (1). In 2020, Gearbox delayed the release of an update for their game “Borderlands 3” to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement (2). The company threatened to invest in states other than Texas if the state passed a law requiring transgender athletes to compete in sports corresponding to their biological sex (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Gearbox Software does not have a corporate charity. Employees have launched crowdfunding initiatives in support of some partisan causes, such as the Gearbox for Trans Rights GoFundMe. Former CEO Randy Pitchford matched up to a $10k donation to the campaign (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Gearbox Software does not have an active PAC or make political donations.
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March 24, 2023
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