Corprate Bias Ratings
Ginkgo Bioworks, which is a biotech company, has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. The company supports the Equality Act and committed $1 million "towards building a more equitable company" through "recruiting, training, and inclusion," though the extent of such trainings and the impact of DEI on recruiting is unclear. Gingko Bioworks opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Ginkgo Bioworks 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.
Gingko Bioworks has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation (1). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
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.
Gingko Bioworks committed $1 million “towards building a more equitable company” through “recruiting, training, and inclusion,” though the extent of such trainings and the impact of DEI on recruiting is unclear (1).
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February 20, 2024
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