Today, on Zero Discrimination Day, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with Open to All to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Open to All is a non-profit nondiscrimination campaign that believes everyone should be welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion or disability.
“At AEO we know that every action we take—big or small—can have a huge impact. By pledging our support to Open to All, we affirm our commitment to being a company where customers and associates feel accepted, respected and empowered to be themselves,” said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, AEO Inc. “This is another step forward in AEO’s journey in helping to build a better world for future generations.”
AEO is honored to continue this partnership in 2021 as a corporate sponsor and is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people – including employees, visitors, customers, vendors and clients – and to not discriminate against any individuals or deny them goods or services based on any of these characteristics.
Last March, AEO signed the Open to All pledge to combat racial disparities and discrimination as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This pledge encouraged businesses and corporations to work to combat racial disparities and denounce anti- Asian American and Pacific Islander racism in their communities.
In light of the recent wave of violent acts against Asians in America, AEO Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Terry Roberts shared an open letter to associates highlighting AEO’s commitment to stand in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community and to reiterate AEO’s commitment in ending racism and discrimination.
For more information on Open to All, visit their website here: https://www.opentoall.com/