On June 5, 2020, as a response to the growing unrest in the United States after the murder of George Flyod in Minnesota, Breanna Taylor in Kentucky, Ahmaud Abrery in Georgia – and many more Black Americans killed across the country – we made a series of long-term commitments and contributions to fight racism and are committed to being transparent about how this work is progressing.
Below is a series of highlights of what we’ve achieved to date through our Social Impact and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives.
We have continued to invest in Black-owned and Black-supporting organizations that provide assistance to Black communities and promote racial equity. We are committed to continuing to broaden our cohort of international and national nonprofits that work directly with historically underrepresented groups.
In 2021, we increased our social impact reach from three to nine nonprofit organizations.
For Black Celebration Series:
This year, our 2022 grants to our partners will help secure 1 community bike shop for LA Bicycle Academy youth, continue our understanding of race as a social construct through CCEJ’s workshops, and break the barriers for ethnically diverse communities through Sporting Equals’ programs.
We’ve made progress in each of our three DEIB pillars below:
We recognize that we still have a lot of work to do, and this is in no way the end of the road for us in our journey towards driving true inclusion and belonging. We are aware that building Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) at Zwift is a long-term commitment and that it will require continuous work, but our commitment remains strong.
We want to hear your thoughts and additional suggestions in the Zwift forum. We value your point of view and are convinced that there is only one way to solve this issue: all together as one.