First of all, I'm proud of our commitment to DE&I. We recognize that our workplaces, marketplaces, and communities are made up of individuals from different genders, nations, cultures, ethnic groups, generations, backgrounds, skills, abilities and all the other unique characteristics that make each of us who we are – and we want to make sure that we provide equal access to opportunities and resources, regardless of these factors.
Recently we have signed the UN Women Empowerment Principles, which underlines our commitment and signals to our stakeholders that we will continue to educate ourselves, work more on our processes to provide more inclusive and equitable experiences first to our colleagues then to our ecosystem.
Next to that, we have launched a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awareness course in which we have worked together with a diverse group of colleagues and consultants. This course will provide a meaningful foundation for our colleagues to become more aware of what DE&I is, how we act upon it as an organization, and what they can do individually to support it. In this way, we can create a feeling of belonging and pride in the great company we are building together.