Integral Ad Science (IAS)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Integral Ad Sciences (IAS) does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. By complying with the Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, IAS increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in vendor selection and philanthropic support. IAS mandates unconscious bias training. For these reasons, Integral Ad Sciences 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.
Integral Ad Science received a score of 60 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). Integral Ad Science integrates ESG into all of its business practices and is a member of GARM (3)(4). However, Integral Ad Science has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
IAS’s HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (1)(2). IAS’s charitable giving guidelines require no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (3).
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.
IAS’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Otherwise, there are no publicly known cases of Integral Ad Science using its corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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January 25, 2024
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