The Important Work
As an organization, we support BLACK LIVES MATTER and all movements for social change regarding systemic racism and injustice. Words are not enough, we must be accountable for our actions towards change. These important changes have begun internally by ensuring an effective and inclusive culture where all employees feel welcome, respected and heard. It's important to our company culture that we positively impact the communities in which we work. We have documented key action items below and will continue to update this page with our progress.
- Our newly formed Employee Engagement Council (EEC) has helped to influence leadership decisions and actions. This will lead to the changes that matter most. The council empowers our employees to help drive the desired culture for our brand.
- The EEC chairs were involved in the interviewing and hiring of an in-house Human Resource + Recruiting Manager with extensive experience in diversity and inclusion. Her start date is 9/21.
- The Leadership team at KREWE engaged an independent, third-party key employee compensation analysis of positions, the results of which showed that KREWE does not universally underpay its staff. (This report was shared with the board members of EEC, who can verify that this is factual.) This is merely a data point on a path of enhanced performance, talent, and compensation strategies that our in-house HRM will be tasked with developing.
- Our executives and EEC chairs are engaged with leaders of the New Orleans community as well as industry experts in diversity and inclusion. These interpersonal listening opportunities and continuing education are contributing to greater empathy from the leadership team.
- The KREWE Foundation has renewed the partnership with Louisiana Academic Health to provide New Orleans students with complementary vision exams and prescription eyeglasses. In the 2019-2020 school year the partnership provided 600 students with prescription eyeglasses. The goal is to expand and ensure that all students within our communities receive the proper vision assistance they need.
- We will continue to provide our customers a choice to support change agents when you shop with us. You have the choice to donate 20% of your qualified purchase to the below charities that support the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, human rights efforts and disaster relief.
Beyond today, we will hold ourselves accountable to expanding our knowledge and cultural competencies through training and education. Additionally, we will be forming a Board of Directors to include diversity of people and disciplines to help inform our future.
We acknowledge our shared global pandemic and have continued to implement health and safety protocols holistically. Beyond today's challenges, our shared goal is to be a model company for the future; therefore, the important work can't wait! To start a conversation, please email email@example.com.
Published Jun 2020. Updated July, August, and September 2020.
*A qualified purchase is the purchase of a full-price product.
Donate to help The Bail Project secure freedom for as many people as possible and fuel momentum for equal justice.
Donate to help the NAACP continue its fight to end systematic racism in all its forms & work to end the senseless hate crimes against Black people in the US.
American Red Cross
Donate to help The American Red Cross provide compassionate care to those in need.
Human Rights Foundation
Donate to help the Human Rights Foundation raise international awareness about the human rights violations in Hong Kong & hold perpetrators accountable.
Save the Children
Donate to Save The Children to help vulnerable children, like refugees, & their caregivers in the midst of the biggest global health crisis of our lifetime.
Donate to the KREWE Foundation to support our ongoing efforts to provide local New Orleans public high school students with proper eye care & prescription eyewear.