We are outraged and heartbroken by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others. These events, associated with deep-rooted racism throughout the United States, are one of many injustices against the Black community that we will not stand for.
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) continue to be disproportionately impacted by climate change. Their communities tend to be overwhelmingly impacted by poor air quality and carbon-intensive energy and transportation resources. As a company committed to doing our part to help clean energy become a reality, we recognize that this means we must be equally committed to addressing racial inequalities.
SRECTrade currently does not reflect the diversity it should. We acknowledge that our company would not be here without the environmental justice movement spurred forward by predominantly BIPOC communities fighting for environmental protection and equity. We are committed to using our platform to drive change and push ourselves to listen and learn more in order to tangibly exemplify our support to the Black Lives Matter movement.
To implement internal change, we have formed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) committee to continue contributing to open dialogue about racism. This committee will also help us address our human resources, vendor, and engagement practices. We are also reevaluating our recruiting and retention practices to promote hiring of diverse talent and ensuring our culture is inclusive and equitable.
Lastly, our DEI committee is evaluating long term projects to engage our employees to continually show our support to the Black Lives Matter movement.
This statement is a promise that as a company we will put in the hard work and time to hold ourselves more accountable in order to meaningfully contribute to and fight for racial justice.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community.