The recent national events highlighting racial injustice and tension in our society are heartbreaking and traumatic and we are saddened that it continues even today in our country. We at Concept Solutions (CS) are deeply disturbed and our hearts are heavy. We are a nation in anguish. We owe it to the diverse people who make up our company, our customers, and our country to listen, take a stand, support and speak up with positive action.
To our Black team members and families, we recognize your pain and feelings of fatigue over the injustices you and your family members have to face each and every day. We are proud that our CS family, employees and customers, is diverse and inclusive of our Black community. Our hearts break for the resilience you have required over our country’s history. We vow to ensure CS is a place of inclusion and solace for everyone.
Systemic racism is deep-rooted in our society which keeps the most disadvantaged and underprivileged people down. A problem of that magnitude requires an equally systematic approach to creating consistent and enduring impact. CS stands united to be part of the solution to change that. Though CS is proud of the diversity throughout our company, we can always do better. To make the available pool of candidates in our field better reflect America’s diversity, and being a company steeped in STEM capabilities, CS will provide a donation to National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) to increase the proportion of Black young women and men in STEM careers. Diversity is our strength, and cultivating an environment of inclusion, teamwork, and civility is our duty.
We hope that this letter opens the line of communication so that we can address the issues and have the difficult conversations, not shy away from them.