Standing in solidarity against racism.
It is time to stand in solidarity against racism and make a better future for ourselves and future generations, and it starts with us. Together Strong!
It’s no secret to anyone that our country is in the throes of a crisis brought on by the realization by many, far too late, of the systemic racism that has plagued many American citizens for far too long. For Polydeck, racism in any form has never been and never will be accepted. In fact, it is absolutely against our company culture and will not be tolerated.
Our Vision Statement is – To Serve our Customers and Stakeholders with excellence to achieve profitable growth which enables us to care for people in a way that honors God. When you think about it, “caring for people in a way that honors God” is not complicated and can be as simple as standing up for what is right. However, in today’s society, it’s often not that simple. That’s why we, as a company, are taking steps to ensure our employees, customers, and everyone we encounter knows our culture and where we stand.
In addition to our yearly training on many compliance-related issues including discrimination and harassment in the workplace, Polydeck is reviewing our current hiring, training, on-boarding, and employee and customer care procedures to ensure that we have created and will continually maintain a culture where everyone is valued and supported. We firmly believe our training efforts will create the culture we all desire, but we know that our work is not done, nor will it ever be. As part of our commitment to ongoing improvement, we are encouraging internal dialogue and seeking external expertise where necessary. We know we cannot improve alone, nor should we.
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
This situation is not impossible to solve, but it will take each of us working together to see lasting change. One way to bring about change in governmental policy comes through exercising our rights to vote on local, state and national levels. We can create change if we take the time to vote. We must make an effort in our workplace, in our homes, and in every aspect of our lives to show that we believe that caring for people in a God honoring way is what matters most. If each of us commit to live out the Polydeck Core Values there is no room for racism, hate, and bigotry in our company, or the world. It is time to stand in solidarity against racism and make a better future for ourselves and future generations, and it starts with us. Together Strong!