The Social Justice protests around the globe sparked numerous listening sessions and conversations with employees throughout McCormick. In response, we stood in support of Black employees to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and operate around the world.
In addition to signing the Ascend Compact with more than 100 other companies to address racial bias, making charitable donations and honoring the commitments we have made in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space, McCormick donated an additional $500,000 to employee-nominated organizations in the U.S. that combat social injustice or provide critical food, healthcare or other essential services to Black communities impacted by police brutality.
The organizations selected were reviewed and approved by McCormick's Black Advisory Group and Charitable Donations Committee and included over 30 organizations like Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Urban League and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
These donations represent just one of the steps McCormick is taking to help break down the structural barriers that stand in the way of a more just and equal society. McCormick will continue to support Black communities, affirm our commitment to the Power of People and continue our promise to fighting racial inequality.
McCormick also donated $100,000 to organizations working to combat social injustice across 14 countries and territories in EMEA. We supported 19 partners in the region, including Show Racism The Red Card in the United Kingdom, Sport Dans La Ville in France, COSPE in Italy and Cohesion Collective in South Africa.