#BlackLivesMatter is not just a hashtag trend, it’s an organized movement appealing for the end of systemic racism.
It’s time all organisations thoughtfully consider how our brand and our leaders support the Black community and how we step forward with commitment to end injustice. Whilst statements are one thing, they are no substitute for action.
At BIO, we recognise that we have the responsibility and privilege to do more, so we are taking the following steps to foster a more diverse and inclusive future:
1.) Revisit our inclusive recruitment guidelines. We are committed to widening our candidate search and building a diverse talent pool to leverage the skillsets of Black Experience Designers
2.) Review our 3rd party suppliers to ensure alignment with BIO’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
3.) Organise internal education sessions for employees on matters of race and class to keep our teams informed and well-rounded.
4.) Create a book club for employees in which they can safely read and discuss important literature about race and class.
5.) Explore issues of diversity in our industry and ideate how we can break the cycle as a key player.
6.) Engage local non-profits, community centres and academic institutions to offer mentorship and consultancy services, free of charge.
7.) Design/consult on websites for Black business owners free of charge.
Above all, we know we can do more to drive real change in our company, industry and beyond to foster a more diverse and inclusive environment for all. A diverse workforce is key to our company’s lasting success and we will stop at nothing to ensure it.