Black History Month is an important celebration at AVEVA
Our company champions African and global cultures as part of a dedicated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Posted: 27 February 2023
Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the vast and positive impact of Black heritage and culture.
However, the issues we look to tackle can’t be resolved in a month alone. It is a long process and one that AVEVA is committed to.
Race, ethnicity and culture is one of our five diversity policy focus areas and is covered in depth within our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
In support of this challenge, we have signed two pledges: the Race at Work Charter and the Change the Race Ratio. These pledges commit us to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in AVEVA and continuing to support our Black colleagues.
We have also joined the Change the Race Ratio’s "Leaders for Race Equity" program to accelerate racial and ethnic minority representation in AVEVA. This is the first time we’re participating in the nine-month initiative and all learnings will be shared and applied across the company.
We’re one of only a few companies reporting our ethnicity pay gap voluntarily, and we have worked with the UK Government and key organizations to encourage more companies to do the same. This work is ongoing and demonstrates our firm belief in transparency.
Promoting Black awareness
Black History Month (February) is a time dedicated to remembering the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It honors all Black people from all periods of time until today and celebrates their contributions to history and culture. Although the celebration began in the US, it is now celebrated across several countries such as Canada, the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands.
At AVEVA, we planned a full calendar of activities to promote this important time. Within our teams, we celebrated history and culture through the Black Voices Group. Each week, we highlighted one of the following “4R” topics: remembrance, resistance, redemption and reconciliation. AVEVA spotlighted the topics either through events or blog series on our internal pages.
AVEVA promoted Black History Month through a cultural awareness series, in which we heard from members of our community talking about their pride in their culture and traditions and how it has shaped who they are today.
What’s more, we also lined up educational workshops on microaggressions and a psychological safety webinar.
AVEVA employees could choose to engage with Black History Month in so many ways, such as reading and writing blogs through our OneSpace page centered on the 4R themes; engaging with our Black Art Share channel; downloading the Black History Month MS Teams background; and taking LinkedIn Learning courses on topics such as microaggressions, allyship, racism and more.
AVEVA is proud to support and champion Black History Month.
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.