Zero tolerance for racism
Racism and discrimination have no place in our world—here’s what we’re doing to fight them.
While we were proud to offer 10 million free rides, meals, and deliveries, we realized that the pandemic was not the only crisis that needed our attention. During the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, we stood in solidarity with the Black community and pledged to not just stand for equality, but also to become an actively anti-racist company. It’s our goal to ensure that everyone can move freely and safely on our platform and in our company. To do so, we made 14 public commitments to help drive this important work forward.
In addition, we’re committed to creating belonging for all. This ranges from pay equity to creating pathways for drivers, delivery people, and customer support staff to advance their careers. Transparency on our progress is fundamental.
Uber supports the racial justice movement that the world is witnessing today.
We’ve also called on experts to help us develop new anti-racism and unconscious bias resources that have been made available to drivers and riders. We’re committing to zero tolerance for discrimination, to specialized training for customer support teams, and to making it easier to report incidents on the app.
We are developing a range of new programs and resources to champion equal rights and are supporting some key organizations. Here are 3 organizations we work with in service of our equitable aims:
Center for Policing Equity (US)
We’re supporting their work with police to measure behaviors and revise policies, so that bias in policing—often resulting in deaths and jail terms—can be stopped. Research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that Black people in the US are 2 to 4 times more likely to have force used by law enforcement against them than White people.
We’re partnering to fund (through 2021) their training programs on anti-AAPI harassment in partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ). We’re further deepening our partnership by creating bystander intervention education that will be available to everyone who drives, delivers, rides, eats, and works with Uber in the US.
Prison Reform Trust (UK)
We’re supporting their mission to create a just, humane, and effective penal system. Their work tackles racial disparities in the criminal justice system in the UK. They seek to address the disproportionate outcomes for Black people both in prison and on their journey to it.
We seek to use our knowledge and network to push for equality, while supporting these organizations in their daily work to challenge poverty, fight for racial justice, and advocate for fair treatment everywhere.
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