Synopsys, Inc.

California
Software and Services, Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Synopsys, which is a software company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs but integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Synopsys has a donation matching program to benefit Planned Parenthood but does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Synopsys receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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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Synopsys has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (1). The company integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Synopsys stated they “Added renewable energy commitments to our data center vendor agreements and developed ESG criteria for our indirect procurement” (2). The¬†company 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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Synopsys does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

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

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Synopsys 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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Synopsys supports ESG within its business practices. The company stated “We aim to continue to connect stakeholders across the business and integrate ESG more strategically into our corporate governance process.” (1).

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

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Rationale

Synopsys has a specifically coordinated donation matching program with Planned Parenthood, though it is unclear whether the company contributes direct corporate funds outside of the matching program (1).

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

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N/A
Rationale

Synopsys does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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October 3, 2023

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