Company Score

Industry Retailing
Country United States
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 1593
Impact Notes 17
SDG Covered 8 out of 17

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides a subscription service, streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet as well as evolving to create its own original content. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA, as of 2020 it had over 183 million subscribers and in 2019 it reported revenue of over $20 billion.

Impact notes

Climate Action

Netflix's 15.8 million new users set to increase CO2 levels

Profile Elizabeth-Jane Ringrose
Icon time Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 at 7:25am

Netflix acquired 15.8 million new users during mid-March 2020 when many European countries enforced a hard lockdown due to COVID-191.

Gender Equality

Netflix Collaborates with UN Women: An Initiative Towards Gender Equality

Profile mehakmadhok
Icon time Sun Aug 23rd, 2020 at 9:46pm

Women have been consistently underrepresented in TV and Film industry.  Women are often portrayed as characters that needed to be rescued such as the damsel in distress, shopaholic, or low level worker1 & on average significantly less well-paid.6 The industry has generally been a missed opportunity, with analysis of popular films across 11 countries having found that just 31% of all speaking characters were women & only 23% of films featured a female lead character.3 

Reduced Inequalities

Netflix and minority representation

Profile Jenny Farrar
Icon time Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 12:19pm

Equal representation in the media is important: news and media outlets teach the public about “others” and “minorities realize… that the media influence not only how others view them, but even how they view themselves.” 1,2,3

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Netflix needs to stay consistent in promoting Human Rights

Profile LegeArtist
Icon time Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 12:06pm

At the end of 2019, Netflix subscribers numbered 167.1 million,1 and in the first three months of 2020, the amount doubled with almost 16 million newly created accounts.2

Gender Equality

Netflix keep 50% Women in Leadership positions and orients its product towards Gender Equality

Profile Federica Morini
Icon time Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 11:55am

Netflix is an online media-service provider founded in August 1997, which counts +8600 employees worldwide and +185 Million paying users1Netflix has recently had an enormous effect on society’s habits, thanks to the ability to easily access movies/TV entertainment, its global original content, and experience personalization2 .  As a global leader, the company is betting "on employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support their innovation and creativity"3 through a clear Diversity&Inclusion strategy (with Vernā Myers, activist, as Representative)4.