Corprate Bias Ratings
Impossible Foods vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company 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. Among various examples of corporate activism, Impossible Foods supports the Equality Act and provides coverage for abortion-related travel. For these reasons, Impossible Foods 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.
Impossible Foods received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Impossible Foods has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Impossible Foods donates its food product to various charitable organizations, and there is no written rule prohibiting donations to religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Impossible Foods 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 is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (3). Impossible Foods is also a vocal advocate of Pride Month has and linked the HRC, GLAAD, and GLSEN as resources on its Pride page (4)(5). The company has endorsed the Black Lives Matter organization (6). Impossible Food’s CEO Patrick O. Brown is a signatory of CEOs For Gun Safety (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Impossible Foods maintains “partnerships” (i.e., direct grant-making of food products) with Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp and Black Lives Matter (1)(2)(3). After the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, Impossible Foods announced that it would expand its medical benefits to cover travel, lodging, food, and childcare expenses for employees traveling between states for abortion (4).
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August 17, 2023
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