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.