Wyanoke Group releases statement regarding diversity and inclusion
Peter N. Slack, president and CEO of the Wyanoke Group, parent company of Healio, released a statement today saying the company stands with those who work for racial equality.
In the statement, the Wyanoke Group asserted: “We stand with those working for racial equality in America. We disavow racism and the systemic issues that foster it in our communities. We affirm that black lives matter. We do not tolerate racism in our workplace. We commit to becoming more diverse and inclusive and believe we will be a better company for it.
“We believe these assertions reflect fundamental human principles. We regret that such a statement is even necessary. We are angry that it took the death of George Floyd, after so many others before him, to galvanize and move a nation to action. We are heartened that it has. We vow to pursue these ideals until they become every American’s reality.”
Slack noted in his weekly video address to employees prior to releasing the statement that the company will continue to listen and respond to employee feedback. The company will also be inviting employees to participate in groups to exchange ideas, to learn and to educate others on social issues in the workplace and beyond.
“There is a sea change going on. There is something going on right now that is going to create change, and we want to be part of that change,” Slack said in the video.