On Juneteenth, as our country commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans, Garnet Hill – along with our partner brands – stands with our Black team members, customers, vendors, and community. As retailers who interact daily with millions of diverse customers—and who employ thousands of diverse team members—we recognize our responsibility to be a voice for change in the face of racism and injustice.
And so we’d like to share with you some of the things we’re doing now and in the near-term to step up our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
SUPPORTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Qurate Retail Group (a select group of brands including QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, Grandin Road®, and Ryllace™) is pledging $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). This is an organization dedicated to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in our society. In addition, we’re providing a 100% match to any US team member donations to causes that support racial and social justice, up to an additional total company contribution of $1 million.
SUPPORTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WITHIN OUR COMPANIES
We’re taking steps to help team members discover new perspectives, have uncomfortable but necessary conversations about race, and support each other. This includes increasing the resources available to team members regarding racism, adding Black affinity groups at more worksites, and expanding our Diversity & Inclusion training to all team members via online modules, videos, and e-learning experiences. We’re also continuing efforts to attract diverse talent and suppliers, offer multicultural product assortments, and ensure broad representation in our marketing activities.
We’re more committed than ever to fostering a community where every team member, business partner, and customer is treated with respect and dignity, and where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.