We watched this past weeks with sadness and anger as yet another senseless act of racism led to tragedy that further tears into the fabric of our communities. This happens even as our country continues to reel from the pandemic and deep economic pain.
We know that for every overt act of discrimination, there are countless quiet actions - conscious and unconscious - that occur every day. These actions are what causes the marginalization of our friends, neighbors and colleagues.
As the leaders of this organization, this cannot stand. Nestlé is built in part on the principle that a diverse and inclusive culture is the foundation of our strength. Our people make Nestlé great no matter what they look like, who they love or where they come from. And we appreciate them as individuals with their own unique make-up and beliefs.
Many members of our Nestlé family are hurting right now. Consider reaching out to your colleagues to check in on them and offer your support. You can also help by joining an Employee Resource Group or by participating in one of their programs. And if you need to talk with someone, talk with your manager or make use of our Employee Assistance Program or other resources available.
The “good life” part of our corporate motto doesn’t mean a good life for some people. It means that we strive to work every day to help build a good life, a better life, for all people in the communities where we live and work around the world. We know that this work never stops. We are more determined today than ever to stay true to our commitment to build an inclusive organization that draws strength from our differences.