In a public and emotional letter, Intel CEO Bob Swan spoke about recent events in the United States, which exposes the great racial debate over the death of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. In addition to saying that it supports the family and friends of those who died and who demand an end to racism, inequality and social injustice, the company made an important announcement.
Intel announced a $ 1 million grant to various nonprofit organizations and communities committed to combating social injustice and racism.
In addition, company employees were also encouraged to donate to social equality organizations in the United States, such as the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the Center for Policing Equity and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which are able to participate in the donation program. from the company.
In the letter, the executive is emphatic in his anti-racist defense:
Black lives matter. End. Even though racism can present itself in different ways around the world, the fact is that any kind of racial discrimination will not be tolerated here at Intel or in our communities ”.
Bob Swan, Intel CEO
Swan also said that he sees and listens to his black employees, and knows that they are suffering, angry and tired, and empathetically said that the suffering of each of them is the suffering of the entire company. He also said that acting behind the scenes is not enough.
He also said that inclusion is one of the six pillars that define Intel's actions and culture, and that the American company's goal is to build a culture of belonging, and asked all managers to talk to their teams about the recent events. Intel's 2030 strategy and accountability goals focus on diversity and inclusion.
Intel recently announced a series of acquisitions, such as Moovit, Rivet Networks and Tile.