Uber

Drizly, Postmates
San Francisco, California
Transportation

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Uber scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Uber increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Uber forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Uber provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company’s CEO signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. Uber is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance, appearing to prioritize diversity over merit in its business structure through the establishment of gender and racial targets for its leadership composition and its support of DEI in its hiring and promotions. The company supports the Equality Act and transgender participation in women's sports. Uber has denounced the Texas abortion law and the North Carolina bathroom bill. The company pledged $1 million to BLM and related causes and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. Uber opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. Uber is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Uber receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Uber

Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

Summary:

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Uber is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Transportation industry. Dara Khosrowshahi and Ronald Sugar serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $625,360 to Republican causes and $479,148 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Uber currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$625,360

$479,148

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/8/23SocialStichting Bewaarder Achmea BeleggingspoolsAudit on Driver Health and SafetyAgainst8.70%
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