Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Tesla.

Vote occurred October 7, 2021.

Women earn only 82 cents for every dollar a man earns1 —with two-in-five reporting experiencing discrimination at work.2 Last year, Black workers earned 20% less on average than White workers—with the gap between median Black and White income as bad as in the 60s and 70s.3

Why it's relevant

At Tesla, women make up just 21% of the workforce and 17% of leadership positions. Black and Hispanic employees occupy just 8% of leadership positions.4 Recently, a court decided in favor of a contract worker who accused Tesla of failing to address racial discrimination.5

The proposal

Shareholders requested that Tesla report on its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts through quantitative and comparable data6 that would be in line with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requirements.7

The outcome

At Engine No. 1, we believe we can’t advance racial equity as a society until we hold our biggest companies accountable. We voted to support this and shareholder proposals at other companies to help bring greater transparency and accountability to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our economy. This proposal passed with 54.5% support.8 Tesla management is now accountable for reporting on its DEI efforts for 2022.

Proposal passed with 54.5% support.