In July of 2019, R1 took a moment to reflect on the company we were and the company we wanted to become. A part of that honest reflection was understanding that we had not taken the steps required to be a more inclusive and diverse company. At that time, we launched an executive Inclusion & Diversity Council to examine our processes, policies and culture further and help us build a strategy to begin to make progress.
With recent events calling attention to the United States’ ongoing struggle with race and equality, we again are reflecting on how we can be a better company by acknowledging where we are on our Inclusion & Diversity journey, and what more we can do to ensure all our associates feel included and have equal opportunity to succeed at R1. In that honest assessment, we know we are not where we want to be, but we also believe that by sharing our commitments, we start to create more transparency and dialogue that can help us improve.
We want to be better at creating long-term opportunities for all associates to have successful careers at R1, including:
We want to improve our ability to recognize, acknowledge and mitigate bias and its impact on our associates. To grow in this area we:
We want to support organizations that are working to create more inclusive and safe communities where our associates, customers, and the patients they serve live by:
We will continue to review, deepen and accelerate our strategy over the next few years with the goal of leadership that is more representative of our workforce and a culture that fully embraces the diversity of that workforce. We look forward to an ongoing dialogue with our associates, board, partners, and clients to ensure we make progress.