March 17, 2021 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), a group comprised of Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, condemns the trend of escalating violence against Asian Americans. We stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees, their families and communities, and all who are impacted by this hate and violence. We urge lawmakers to immediately introduce legislation that directly addresses discrimination and prevents violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Such hate and racially-motivated violence cannot be left unchecked in this country. As we seek to maintain and grow our workforces, it is both a business imperative and core to our values that everyone – including our customers and employees and their families – is safe, protected, and feels fully welcomed and valued.
We are committed to working alongside leaders at the federal, state and local levels to drive legislative action. Legislation alone will not stop racism, hatred and bigotry from harming and endangering the lives of our fellow Americans, but it is an important step that represents a collective national commitment to building safer, more inclusive communities.
For resources on combatting anti-Asian violence or to report a hate incident, visit https://stopaapihate.org/reportincident/
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.