Company Score

Industry Retailing
Country United States
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 2482
Impact Notes 18
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

Decent work and Economic Growth

Netflix's lack of data transparency leads to anticompetitive practices harming the streaming market

Profile Maïlys C
Icon time Mon Mar 1st, 2021 at 8:12pm

Anticompetitive practices are defined as unfair business practices aiming at reducing competition1. This is a major issue of concern for dominant platforms, currently under Antitrust investigations9, as they have exclusive access to their users' data or use their algorithms to manipulate the market2;p5. This asymmetry in the information or market opacity prevents customers - or contractors - from comparing and choosing freely5;p132,5;p275, leading to higher prices, reduced quality and quantity of goods and services, and less innovation1

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