CHICAGO, March 18, 2021—Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun shared the following message with employees today:
The increase in discrimination and brutality and tragic loss of life that members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have continued to face throughout the past year weighs heavily on us.
Our own teammates, including members of our Boeing Asian and Pacific Association (BAPA) Business Resource Group, are sharing painful stories of xenophobia and discrimination, and of family members and friends unfairly targeted. We must stand with them through this devastating experience and speak out against hate and bigotry.
We extend our unwavering support and solidarity to our team members of Asian descent. There is no place for racism or violence in our society or at Boeing toward any group, and our tolerance for any form of discrimination is zero.
We stand together, united by our values and our respect for one another.