Since the start of our social distancing measures and remote working in March, I have been sharing a personal email message with our colleagues every week, including sharing our perspective on racism and discrimination in our society. Current events have been a moment of self-reflection, listening and reexamination.
The unjust killing of George Floyd is an unconscionable event that puts a spotlight on the impact of the racism, inequality, and violence Black people experience. Ferrero North America is part of a global company that does not tolerate these injustices. We stand with everyone speaking out to end inequality and acts of racism.
In the past couple of weeks, we at Ferrero have been having important discussions on how we continue to build a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. While we have always championed these goals, we recognize that we have work to do. We are working together to accelerate our progress to establish programs that foster a more diverse and inclusive culture than we have today.
We are committed to making a difference within our company and our local communities. In addition to enhancing our company’s diversity initiatives, we are looking at additional ways to support social justice organizations and local programs in order to make a positive, long-term impact on Black communities.
Tackling systemic racism requires systemic change. I, along with Ferrerians across North America, commit to being a part of the solution.