Gaia GPS's Commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Gaia GPS stands with the Black community and the movement to dismantle white supremacy and eradicate racism. We commit to change our practices and being an anti-racist organization that not only supports diversity but also fights for it. While in business to help people access the backcountry, we failed to put in time and resources to make the trails accessible and inviting to everyone. We regret that we did not take a stance sooner and know that we must act now and fight for basic human rights. Wild spaces belong to everyone, and we can and must do more to make the outdoors an equitable space.
We pledge to examine our policies and practices and rebuild a structure that hinges on the inclusion of every single identity.
Our current plan of action:
- We are changing our hiring practices to make our company welcoming and supporting to Black people and people from other under-represented groups.
- We are working to build relationships with and highlight the experiences and achievements of athletes and leaders from under-represented communities, with a focus on BIPOC.
- We are creating a plan that will help us to pursue partnerships with organizations and non-profits whose missions center around supporting under-represented groups in the outdoors.
We invite our community to hold us accountable as we embark on this work that will undoubtedly never have a finish line. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask what we’re up to at any time or check back on this page for updates.
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