E2Tech's DEI Statement
All people deserve access to opportunities and life outcomes that are not determined by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, place of origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Unlocking the potential of Maine’s cleantech economy is served by diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, training, and promotion, thereby increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills in the workforce.
E2Tech will use the power of our network of businesses, institutions, and individuals as a catalyst to increase employment of diverse professionals and students in the renewable energy and environmental sustainability sectors. We will also work to increase the diversity of the E2Tech membership, Board of Directors, Committees, and programs.
Standing in Solidarity Pledge
E2Tech is proud to announce its Board of Directors unanimously has signed the below pledge.
We have been living through a transformational time. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor were a catalyst for peaceful demonstrations which we support and important conversations on racial and social injustice around the world. Maine companies, organizations, and communities are part of a global movement to address systemic racism and improve the quality of life, access to opportunities, and economic inclusion for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
We, as leaders of Maine organizations, understand that when it comes to racial and social justice, silence is not an option. We recognize that we have a responsibility to advocate for positive change and demonstrate our commitment to racial equity in our areas of influence, such as inclusive recruitment practices, addressing barriers to hiring and retaining foreign-trained professionals, and workplace programs to promote cross-cultural understanding. We condemn racism in any form, have zero tolerance for discrimination and pledge to participate in authentic dialogues about race, diversity, equity and inclusion.
As employers in a state where the majority of the population identifies as white, we will advocate for positive change and focus on the critical work of anti-racism.
We commit to continuously evaluate our own practices to ensure they live up to these values and standards and to educating our employees on racism and engaging in programs that advance racial equity. With openness, humility and respect, we can learn from each other and from the communities where we live and work.
We encourage our colleagues, our community partners, and each of our neighbors to join us as we promote racial and social justice throughout Maine.
Our employees, customers, and communities deserve nothing less.