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Internal Representation & Support
To evaluate this pillar, we take into consideration a range of factors, including but not limited to:
- Employee representation
- Diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI)
We weigh a company’s degree of public commitment primarily on their monetary contributions to DEI matters or organizations fighting racial injustice.
Forms of monetary support we look for:
Employee donation matching
We have not identified any notable highlights for this company.
In June 2020, CEO Elon Musk was widely criticized by Tesla employees for failing to publicly condemn racism, leading employees to rally on Juneteenth. Aside from his tweet relenting that Juneteenth would henceforth be considered a company holiday, Elon Musk's Twitter—as well as the company's website and social media accounts—are completely devoid of any sort of official statement or donation in support of racial justice.
We scour the company’s website and official social media channels to determine what message they are sending around racial injustice, how they are communicating it, and whether their communications are perceived as genuine or performative.
Public statement: We verify that companies have made a formal statement regarding racial injustice.
Social media: We consider how a company uses their platform(s) beyond performative allyship.
Representation: For companies that have the opportunity to showcase diversity in their feed, we consider whether they have adequate Black representation and BIPOC representation across their models.
I. Internal Representation & Support:
Board of Directors:
10% - 11% Black, 31% - 35% BIPOC, 21% - 25% Women
0% (none) Black, 21% - 25% BIPOC, 0% (none) Women
10% - 11% Black, > 40% BIPOC, 21% - 25% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group