A Statement On Recent Events

By Cathy Barlow | June 9, 2020

The events of the last few weeks have highlighted to us the extent of the systemic racial inequality that is evident in our society, and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement in starting to address that. As communicators we have a responsibility to be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and we know that we have a way to go and a lot to learn before we can do that appropriately. First, we must really understand and humbly acknowledge our complicity in perpetuating the situation, however unintended. When we have gained a better understanding, and we have done the work that will allow us to provide an authentic response, we hope that we will be able to make a positive contribution to the conversation. We are deeply saddened that it has taken yet another tragic and indefensible death to send this wake-up call, and we pledge to make whatever changes we can as a business to work towards an equitable world.