Corprate Bias Ratings
Okta does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly fired customers. Okta may restrict donations to certain faith-based charities. Okta has supported various ideological causes, such as the Equality Act, and has financially supported many ideological groups including Black Lives Matter and the ACLU. It partners with companies to focus on achieving ESG goals. For these reasons, Okta 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.
Okta has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Okta’s charitable giving policy states that the company “will not donate products or services to any organization whose mission or activities promote opposition toward protected groups including on the basis of religion, race, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristics that are associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.” For these reasons, religious organizations may be ineligible to receive donations (1). Okta partners with TechSoup to validate nonprofits for eligibility (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
In 2020, Okta launched the Inclusive Language Project with the goal of removing the “usages of non-inclusive terms from our code, product, and documentation and building a culture of inclusive language across the organization” (1). Okta has committed to multiple acts of public advocacy for or engagement with the LGBTQ movement, including signing in support of The Equality Act (2)(3). Okta also promotes its partnership with Planned Parenthood (4). Okta supports companies in their support of ESG goals (5). Okta’s CEO Todd McKinnon is a signatory to CEOs For Gun Safety (6). Okta’s CEO Todd McKinnon is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (7). Okta celebrated International Transgender Day of Visibility by creating an internal Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion Guide (8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 10, 2023
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