Candid statement on granite and granite condemning anti-Asian violence and discrimination
QUINCY, Mass. – (BUSINESS WIRE) –Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a leading provider of communications services to multi-site businesses and government agencies, today announced that it is donating $ 50,000 to Asian-American support groups and, through the CANDID organization of The Race Equality Company, provided resources to Granite’s teammates on how to foster tolerance in the community.
“These heinous crimes perpetrated across the country against Asians have struck the communities that Granite calls home. It is imperative that we use our voices to support our teammates and the communities in which we work and live. “
“Granite has always strived to promote a culture of equality and inclusion. The success we have experienced is not just with a diverse group of teammates; it’s because of the diversity of our teammates, ”said Rob Hale, CEO of Granite. “Hostility towards Asian Americans runs counter to everything we stand for. We are particularly offended by this given the large Asian community in our hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts – a community that has not only led to the hiring and promotion of many members of this community, but has supported our growth. and our success in many other ways.
Granite invests in two Asian American support groups in its local community:
- Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI), the go-to resource center for Asian and immigrant residents of the Granite hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, who actively works to end violence against Asian Americans.
- Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), a group with offices in Boston and Quincy that empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success and contribute to prosperous communities
Additionally, Granite encourages its 2,300 teammates to get involved in the company’s CANDID diversity group. CANDID engages in discussions about violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and provides resources to Granite teammates on how to create change.
CANDID Shaped Granite (Community Awareness Networking Diversity Inclusion Development) in June 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. CANDID promotes diversity and racial equality for all, including people of Asian descent, currently in the national limelight as targets of hate crimes.
“We must come together to end Asian hatred,” said Kyle Swist, president of CANDID and vice president of talent management at Granite. “These heinous crimes perpetrated across the country against Asians have struck the communities that Granite calls home. It is imperative that we use our voices to support our teammates and the communities in which we work and live. “
In addition to participating in CANDID discussions, Granite encourages her Granite teammates to actively observe their surroundings and commit to not being passive spectators in the face of racial violence – verbal or physical – and to educate themselves about discrimination against Asian Americans visiting https://stopaapihate.org/.
Granite provides one-stop communication solutions to multi-site businesses and government agencies in the United States and Canada. The $ 1.65 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite was launched in 2002 and has grown rapidly by helping businesses simplify the provisioning and management of local and long distance telephone service with one point of contact and one bill for all of their offices nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in Simple Telephone Service Aggregation (POTS) and has extended its unique value proposition – “one business, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of business communication services. advanced, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, wireless POTS, hosted PBX, SIP trunk, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and more. Granite employs more than 2,300 people at its headquarters in Quincy MA and in nine regional offices across the country. For more information visit www.granitenet.com.
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