In one Letter sent to employees todayBoeing CEO Dave Calhoun pledged to "increase the volume of dialogue on diversity and inclusion" – and said the company would increase its support for marginalized communities.
- Calhoun said the new commitments come after a discussion sparked last month George Floyd dies in Minneapolis. "I was most affected by the large number of you who wanted us and I to do more," Calhoun wrote.
- He said that Boeing is issuing a “leadership and other resources conversation guide” to lead discussions that may not always be pleasant. He also referred to a case about 10 days ago in which a Boeing employee was suspended and left the company after "making an abusive and harassing racist remark to a colleague in one of our facilities," as a sign of the company's intent , “Double our determination to adopt behaviors that violate our values and violate our peers. "
- "Over the next four years, we will double the $ 25 million we have already invested in partnerships that create a number of opportunities for marginalized communities," said Calhoun. Boeing is not the only aerospace company with a presence in the Seattle region that has underlined its commitment to combating racism: last week, Bob Smith, CEO of Amazon Origin's Jeff Origin, Blue Origin, Employees called "Thinking about what can be done and redoubling your efforts to create a fairer and more inclusive world."