05/24/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/25/2021 10:36
On May 25, 2021, Danaher and our Operating Companies will mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death with a Day of Remembrance. As part of the Day of Remembrance, associates are invited to participate in a moment of silence to reflect on and honor all those who have been subject to racism and other forms of oppression around the globe. Associates are encouraged to observe this symbolic date and moment of silence in a way that is meaningful to them.
Over the past year, we have watched the number of documented hate crimes and racist behavior seemingly increasing daily. Danaher condemns this morally wrong and unjust behavior, and we believe corporations have an important duty to operationalize human rights in daily interactions with associates, customers and business partners. We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and to contribute positively to human rights impacts in the way we run our company.
To this end, we have accelerated our global Diversity + Inclusion efforts and taken a more visible position on matters of social justice, which we view as congruent with our position on human rights.
Additionally, our efforts to provide internal support, education and community for our associates around these incidents and topics have increased and will continue as a core part of how we operate.
To date, few of our actions to ensure associates find a safe, healthy and fulfilling environment at Danaher include:
In 2021, this support continues. We have or intend to:
We reaffirm our commitment to human rights and doing what we can to strive for a just and equal society in which every person can realize their life's potential.