Last night, our Atlanta community experienced shocking violence targeting local spas. While the investigation continues, what is clear is that this event has occurred during a time when violence and discrimination against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been on the rise.
We condemn this heartbreaking violence in our hometown and send our sympathies to the loved ones of the victims. As a company, we want to reiterate our support for equity and equality for all and specifically condemn any acts of bias, hate and violence targeting the AAPI community.
Today, we ask you to join us in taking a moment to reflect on these events, honor everyone who has been touched by violence and discrimination, and consider how you can support our AAPI colleagues and local businesses at a time when fear and anxiety are a reality for these communities.
We will continue to voice our values and support local communities around the world.
-- James Quincey, Chairman and CEO
-- Alfredo Rivera, President, North America Operating Unit
-- Lisa Chang, Global Chief People Officer
-- Lori George Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer