Giovanni Caforio reflects to recent Asian American hate crimes

Company reflection on recent Asian American hate crimes

MARCH 18, 2021

We are devastated by the sharp increase in hate and discrimination directed against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the U.S. over the last year. The perceptions and stereotypes of Asian and Asian Americans have led to an increase in violent acts and trace back centuries. The incidents that recently occurred in the United States serve as yet another disturbing example of the violence frequently faced by the AAPI community, many of whom are experiencing greatly heightened levels of anxiety and fear.

To our Asian colleagues, partners, and allies - we stand with you.

Bristol Myers Squibb condemns violence of any kind – it goes against our core values of integrity and inclusion in the service of patients. We take seriously our continued responsibility to foster an inclusive environment in which our workforce feels safe, heard and valued.

Each and every one of us has a role to play in combatting any form of racial violence, discrimination and prejudice, and I look forward to working alongside you.

This statement originally posted on March 18, 2021 and was most recently updated on April 1, 2021.

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