Corprate Bias Ratings
Lyft vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, Lyft has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Lyft covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Lyft frequently speaks out for ideological causes and policies while donating corporate dollars to ideological groups like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Planned Parenthood. Lyft has also donated to the Equality PAC but lobbies in a manner consistent with its business interests. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Lyft receives a High 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.
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.
Lyft led a group of companies openly opposing the Texas bill restricting abortions after a heartbeat is detected (1). Lyft is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and signed statements opposing Anti-LGBTQ legislation (2)(3). Lyft published an article on LGBTQ inclusivity and an expansive list of gender terms (4). Lyft partnered with the SPLC in an attempt to “protect drivers from white supremacists” and opposed the Georgia voting integrity bill (5)(6). Lyft signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (7). Lyft’s CEO Logan Green and President John Zimmer are signatories to CEOs For Gun Safety (8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Lyft is a Platinum Partner of the HRC, has donated to Planned Parenthood, and raised $2 million to support the ACLU (1)(2)(3)(4). Lyft pledged $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (5)(6). Lyft 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 (7)(8).
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November 28, 2023
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