In the U.S., Stericycle observes Black History Month in February to honor the vital contributions and achievements of Black Americans in U.S. history. This also reinforces our commitment to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for our team members. “We Embrace Diversity & Inclusion” is one of our core values, and honoring the achievements and efforts of Black Americans at Stericycle is just one way we put that value into action.
This year, Black History Month at Stericycle includes events organized by one of our employee resource groups, Blacks Unify for Inclusion, Leadership, and Diversity (BUILD). A Stericycle community of Black team members and allies, BUILD strives to create a positive and inclusive environment for Black team members by promoting training, leadership, and mentorship while upholding Stericycle’s core values.
“Black History Month is an opportunity to start conversations about race. Conversations that are important to have in order to break down prejudices and the unconscious bias that exist not only in our society but our workplaces too,” says Fabian Moore, BUILD Chair and President. “Black history is American history. I’m proud to work for an organization that gives Black employees a platform to express themselves and also raise awareness around things that are important to our community.”
BUILD-sponsored events this February include a virtual tour and a bus tour of one of Chicago's historic Black neighborhoods, a presentation about business etiquette by Stericycle’s own Sheldon Dyer featuring the book he wrote, a health and wellness session focusing on nutrition, and a session on real estate lending and financing options.
Click here to learn more about Stericycle’s Employee Resource Groups, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.