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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
AT&T hosted a Black Future Makers ongoing event for Black History Month which featured various Black influencers and artists. They recently instituted a new leadership program called the Women of Color (WOC) Program and WOC Workshop Experience. AT&T continuously uplifts Black voices on Instagram into 2021 and regularly updates the D&I website page to show ongoing company efforts towards racial justice.
AT&T only donated 0.00006% of revenue in response to BLM. AT&T only pledged to suspend their monetary support for anti-LGBTQ, racist politicians in response to the Capitol Insurrection in January 2021 despite their widely publicized claims to be proactively anti-racist in light of 2020 BLM protests.
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:
14% - 15% Black, 21% - 25% BIPOC, 21% - 25% Women
10% - 11% Black, 11% - 15% BIPOC, 21% - 25% Women
14% - 15% Black, 31% - 35% BIPOC, 26% - 30% Women
An appointed DEI senior leader and/or a dedicated DEI organization, A Black employee resource group