Corprate Bias Ratings
Tesla has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs., however, the company did get into trouble for firing a pro-unionization worker who was eventually rehired. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Tesla covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company covers the cost of abortion-related travel expenses for its employees and supports the Equality Act. However, Tesla does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Tesla receives a Medium 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.
Tesla received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Tesla has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Tesla was ordered by the National Labor Relations Board to rehire an employee who it claimed was fired over pro-unionization statements (3)(4). However, Tesla claims it fired the employee for posting internal employee profiles to Facebook illegally and that the firing was never related to that employee’s political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Tesla does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Tesla restricts its donations and community engagement to groups, schools, and programs supporting STEM education (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Tesla 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 (1)(2). Tesla announced that it was expanding its health insurance offering to include “travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state,” including abortions (1).
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November 30, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/16/23||Governance||Sumtrif ehf.||Report on Key-Person Risk||Against||5.80%|