It is with a heavy heart that I have watched the news unfold with the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and untold others whose lives were not held carefully by the country that promised equality for all of its citizens.
Black Lives Matter, and the human experience of living, loving, working and connecting should not be diminished, limited or taken away. Accepting anything less robs each of us of our humanity.
Injustice and inequality are never acceptable, and the loss of life we’ve not only witnessed but that has gone unrecognized and unreported must change. As a company, Carrus exists to provide opportunities for individuals to improve their lives. We are extremely proud to serve POC and we stand with them in calling for justice and reform. We are committed to being part of positive change in a productive and helpful way.
At a time when the world has an opportunity to re-think equality, we want to support all efforts to make the world a safer and more inclusive place. We believe diversity and inclusion are important. We have spent the past several weeks listening to our employees, customers and the community, taking the necessary time to plan for the future and do the right thing. We have work to do, and we are starting by setting up an annual commitment to investing in the organizations that support and promote diversity in our community. In addition, we will be implementing employee training around the issues created and reinforced by White privilege.
In the last few years, we’ve made a conscious effort to improve our diversity and inclusion efforts but we recognize there is so much more to do. We’re continuing our commitment to ensuring our employees feel safe and celebrated, and we’re working together to overcome inequality both in the workplace and in the community.
CEO at Carrus