2/28/21 10:26 AM
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
Uber is extremely vocal about its antiracism efforts, as demonstrated through its multiple public statements as well as on a company webpage dedicated solely to its stance and actions. From eliminating delivery fees for Black-owned restaurants through 2020 to providing rides to aid with equitable vaccine distribution, Uber has demonstrated its continued support for racial justice.
As is the case with other ridesharing apps, Uber has been accused of exploiting its majority BIPOC, immigrant drivers. Despite many drivers working full-time hours, they are still subject to low wages and no benefits, a reality only perpetuated by the passage of labor laws (such as Proposition 22 in California) that relieves Uber and its peers of the responsibility to provide benefits to their drivers.
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, > 40% BIPOC, 36% - 40% Women
10% - 11% Black, > 40% BIPOC, 26% - 30% Women
8% - 9% Black, > 40% BIPOC, 36% - 40% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group