Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, ousted its CEO and co-founder in 2014 over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Mozilla has used its corporate reputation to support amicus briefs for cases seeking to include gender identity and sexual orientation in federal civil rights law. Mozilla does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. Mozilla has also donated to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, such as Black Lives Matter and Color of Change. For these reasons, Mozilla 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.
Mozilla restricts its charitable giving to provide “funding, mentorship, and amplification to innovators of all types — from technologists and scientists to activists and artists” (1). It does not appear to discriminate against specific views or beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Mozilla does not protect employees or users from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Mozilla signed multiple amicus briefs supporting the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation under federal civil rights law (1). Mozilla has taken a strongly negative corporate stance against then-President Donald Trump and sought to take an active role against him (2). Mozilla encouraged companies to stop cooperating with law enforcement due to concerns over racial justice (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Mozilla has also partnered with ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, such as the Ford Foundation, Color of Change, the Anti-Defamation League, and the American Civil Liberties Union (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Mozilla does not have an active PAC.
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March 24, 2023
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