Corprate Bias Ratings
Ziff Davis, which is a digital media and entertainment 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. Ziff Davis incorporates diversity goals into its employees' compensation and funds multiple ideological organizations. Ziff Davis supports the Equality Act, CEOs for Gun Safety and implements DEI training for its employees. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Ziff Davis 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.
Ziff Davis received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Ziff Davis integrates ESG into all of its business practices and has implemented environmental criteria which it extends to its suppliers and vendors (3)(4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Ziff Davis does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Ziff Davis signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). The company has also signed other LGBTQ legislation including Human Rights Campaign’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, the Texas Competes Pledge, and the Florida Competes Business Coalition (2). Ziff Davis also became a member of the Don’t Ban Equality Group and the CEOs for Gun Safety (3). Through the company’s Employee Training and Education Program, it has implemented training on DEI and Managing Bias, Anti-Racism & Allyship, and resources for Pride Month (4). Ziff Davis’s DEI Council has implemented DEI targets in its hiring, annual compensation plans, and its bonus plans (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Ziff Davis pledged $2.5 million in ad space to multiple organizations, including The Trevor Project (1). The company donates almost $4.4 million to organizations combatting racism, including Race Forward (2). Through Ziff Davis’s charitable giving program, the company supported multiple LGBTQ organizations (3).
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November 30, 2023
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