iRobot Corporation

Massachusetts
Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

iRobot Corporation, a robotic vacuum cleaner company famous for the Roomba, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. iRobot supports DEI and LGBTQ Pride within its business practices. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used corporate funds or lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, iRobot Corporation receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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iRobot has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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

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iRobot does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2).

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

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iRobot Corporation does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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iRobot Corporation’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company supports DEI within its business practices, forming an inaugural Diversity Council. The company hosted an interactive Diversity Dialogue series focused on “racism, discrimination, LGBTQ community, disability biases and developing a culture of support” (2). iRobot also supported LGBT causes on its corporate social media accounts (3).

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

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iRobot Corporation has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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

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iRobot does not operate a PAC at this time and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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February 8, 2024

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