How We Can All Show Up For Racial Justice
How We Can All Show Up For Racial Justice
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How We Can All Show Up For Racial Justice

EDITOR'S NOTE: This post will be updated regularly to highlight changes that have been implemented and additional action plan details as they arise.

In light of the recent disturbing and pivotal moments happening across the country, namely the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, AfterShokz is stepping into the fight for racial equity with intention and an open mind—and most importantly, with a plan for moving forward that we’re proud to share here.

We acknowledge that we haven’t always been a voice in conversations surrounding social issues, but we’re making a commitment to change that today. We’re taking this unprecedented moment in our history to answer the call for allyship, activism, and acceptance for everyone, and if you haven’t already, we encourage you to do the same. It starts with us––all of us. 

Steps We've Completed As A Team (as of January 2021):

Employee Accountability:  In the fall of 2020, we added an Anti-Racism policy within our company to encourage a greater focus on such a prevalent issue. We also encouraged our employees to exercise their right to vote on election days by making sure they have access to registration tools and were paid during the time that they were at the polls. We remain committed to finding even more ways we can continue to encourage and promote the voices of our team members within the business.

Increasing Diversity:  AfterShokz employees completed an initial diversity training for all current team members in the fall of 2020. All team members have been actively continuing individual diversity training with personal action plans.

Additionally, diversity training is now a part of new hire orientations. Our Human Resources Department continues to make diversity a priority in our recruitment process, including clearly stating our commitment to diversity and inclusion within our job descriptions and career page. 

Encouraging Action:  As of December 2020, members of the AfterShokz Rewards Program now have the opportunity to donate their reward points to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Among the nonprofits featured are organizations that focus on serving BIPOC communities such as Black Men Run and The Loveland Foundation.