By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
Submitted by Fifth Third Bancorp
Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
These last few months have been difficult for our customers, difficult for us personally and professionally, and difficult for our community members. Like many of you, I’ve been disturbed and deeply saddened by the inequities that have been highlighted during the pandemic and in recent incidents across the country. Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
Our actions, not just our words, must continue to prioritize our commitment to inclusion, diversity and equality so that we can inspire positive change within our workplace and in our communities. For years, our employees have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving and uplifting diverse individuals, families and communities who have faced long-standing challenges. However, we can and must do more.
As Fifth Third employees and as individuals, it is our responsibility, today and every day, to demonstrate respect, kindness and empathy to all. It is our responsibility to be intentional in our behavior, and to oppose racism and discrimination wherever and whenever we encounter it. Now, more than ever, our core values must shine through.
I call upon all employees to do everything in their power to treat every individual fairly and equally and help us stamp out racism and discrimination in this country. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can drive change.
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