Last week, more than 1,000 Alkermes employees came together virtually to listen to our colleagues who volunteered to share their stories of how racism and bias have impacted their lives. We are grateful to them for their openness and willingness to share the challenges they face. As a company that believes in equality and justice, we have a responsibility to combat discrimination and racism in all forms in our communities. While an important and impactful discussion, this was only the first of many to come as we continue to take action to help eliminate discrimination in all its forms.
From inclusive benefits to partnerships with nonprofits, the company aims to be a strong ally during Pride Month—and beyond.
Fifty years ago this month, the first LGBTQ Pride marches took place in cities across the United States to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, giving rise to what’s now known as LGBTQ Pride Month, which is celebrated each June in support of equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer citizens.
by Amy Wilson, Dow General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, GLAD Executive Sponsor
This year, Dow is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our LGBTQ+ and ally employee resource group, GLAD. It’s an important milestone. It reminds us of the incredible progress we’ve made and the work we still have yet to do.
Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.
Last Sunday, I wrote to you to express my outrage over the far too familiar and frequent acts of violence against the Black community, and to acknowledge the structural racism that fuels these injustices. I’ve spoken with many employees – as have our leaders across Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky – and we have begun to mobilize as a company. While we recognize we don’t have all the answers, we agree it’s time that we start putting our words into real, sustainable action.
June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.
by President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ON Semiconductor Corporation
Many in my generation were hopeful that equality would be commonplace in America and around the world. Recent incidents serve as a reminder to all of us that this has not yet occurred and is an opportunity for us to help. I view the recent protests with positivity as many allies are walking with our black community. One of the things that makes our company unique, is our desire to strive for continuous growth, improvement and support of each other.
A note from Benevity Founder and Chairman, Bryan de Lottinville
I don’t profess to be a civil rights activist, nor particularly informed on this issue. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be Black or Brown or otherwise marginalized, or to have to fear for my life in even the most innocuous of interactions. The worst I’ve ever been is poor. Subsidized education and likely my whiteness helped me evolve to the ‘entitled but empathetic spectator’ status that I hold. But on this topic, I’m forlorn. I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed. And I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way. After all, as we say at Benevity, We Are We.