As Chairman of Gleeds, I must state unequivocally that racism in any form is unacceptable, and that black lives matter. As a white man, I also need to acknowledge the limits of my own life experience and listen to those who have faced systemic injustice since the day they were born.
At Gleeds we believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and we strive to do more. Ultimately any change in culture, outlook and positive action begins at home. We must work harder towards creating a safe, open space for us all to connect and learn from one another’s unique experiences.
As a business, we are united by the ‘one Gleeds’ vision, and at a time when the fractures in society are so deep, in whatever part of the world, sector or discipline you operate, a sense of unity is more essential than ever before.
Richard Steer, Chairman of Gleeds Worldwide