Message from Pitney Bowes About Racial Injustice
The leadership at Pitney Bowes condemns racial injustice and we are saddened and outraged by the brutality demonstrated by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and so many others. It’s clear inequality and racism still exist and as a nation we must do better. Pitney Bowes has a long history of advocating for the equity of all races. Starting in the 1940’s, then CEO Walter Wheeler took a series of actions to provide employment opportunities for African Americans, encouraging peers to adopt equal employment practices, and later in the 1960s testifying before the U.S. Congress in support of the Equal Employment Act.
Change is necessary and will only come from working with a variety of sources - those impacted, the allyship that can be found in others and even in corporations. We stand to support this movement of change. Pitney Bowes has always been a change agent in practice (not just words). It’s about equitable inclusion of stakeholder interests in a world where diversity is a reality. It’s about creating long-term sustainable value for all of our stakeholders by including and seeking the best talent of all, strengthening our supply chain and reinvesting in the overall quality of life and strength of our communities through literacy and education. In our workplace, we are committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equality. People of color comprise almost 50% of our company’s U.S. work force. We are committed to having the courageous conversations that drive change. It is about doing the right thing the right way today and into the future.