Zappos

Nevada
Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Zappos is an online retailer of shoes and clothing. It does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company has donated to ideological groups such as Color of Change and supports Black Lives Matter (BLM). However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Zappos receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Zappos 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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Zappos does not 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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Rationale

Zappos does not publish a nondiscrimination policy.

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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Rationale

Zappos published a statement and the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade on the front page of its site in support of BLM (1).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Zappos has donated to Color of Change (1). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2).

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

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N/A
Rationale

Zappos does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2)(3).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
February 13, 2024

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