To our Bel teams, families and communities
Over the past two weeks, we’ve been taking an honest look at ourselves and our responsibility to society, in the fight to dismantle racism, injustice, and inequality. We’ll be the first to tell you that we don’t have all of the answers, but we are listening and learning, and we are committed to helping to drive change.
What we do know is that the horrific violence and racism that resulted in the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other Black men and women have shone a light on the devastating impact systemic racism has on the Black community in America.
The incidents and injustices occurring across our nation require all of us to step up and help to end systemic racism in society. We will do the work and we will do it with intention. At Bel, we promise to deliver For All, For Good and so we stand in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and racial injustice. Black Lives Matter.
At Bel, there is no place for racism, hate, discrimination, insensitivity, or violence of any kind. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging, and an environment in which individuals are safe, are treated fairly, and are valued and respected. But we know that words are not enough. We are at the start of our journey and are dedicated to taking effective actions and making purposeful commitments. As we strive to have the type of workplace that reflects what we want to see in the world and drive positive, systematic change for the communities we serve, we are:
• Creating a Bel US Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) council whose mission will be to develop a comprehensive D&I strategy and roadmap – with clear commitment and accountability – including greater diversity in our workforce and leadership.
• Enhancing our learning and development curriculum to prioritize and require unconscious-bias training for leaders and managers and intensive diversity and inclusion workshops for all employees.
• Continuing our commitment to supporting the communities we operate in and expanding our efforts with Chicago Cares and Growing Home in Chicago’s Englewood Community.
• Investing in the education of future leaders who will help transform our world by pledging to donate financial support and volunteer hours to the Gary Comer Youth Center and supporting the social justice of civil rights of Black Americans through a donation to the National Urban League.
We will hold ourselves accountable at every turn and do our part to eliminate racial injustices and inequities. This commitment is unwavering – we will do more, and we will do better to fulfill our responsibility. We welcome feedback and dialogue on how we’re doing as a company, so we can continue to work together to make our world better, fairer and equal.
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