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Carrier Continues Building a Strong “Familia” During Hispanic Heritage Month
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Whether it was running a 5K in support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, enjoying a “fiesta style” lunch catered by food trucks or participating in a webinar with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Carrier employees celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with numerous activities organized to drive greater awareness of the rich and diverse culture of the Hispanic community. Carrier’s Hispanics & Latinos Employee Engagement Resource Group, or CHEER, sponsored the month’s events around the theme of “Juntos to Win” or “Together to Win,” a powerful reminder that no matter where we come from - we will always be stronger together.
 
Carrier’s senior leaders kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by signing the Hispanic Promise, a pledge among many large U.S. employers to hire, retain and develop Hispanic employees. Carrier’s participation in the pledge support its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Launched in 2019, the Hispanic Promise is a part of the Hispanic Star platform, a comprehensive national initiative to unify and accelerate the advancement of the Hispanic community.
 
Later in the month, more than 75 employees ran and walked in the CHEER4FiveK 2021, a 5K race at Carrier’s world headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Carrier’s generous donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund supports its Corporate Social Responsibility focus, as the company is committed to making a positive impact and investing in the continuous development of a diverse workforce within its communities.
 
“CHEER is proud to support Carrier’s goals of advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and build a strong sense of familia,” said Maria Llamas, CHEER Chair. “It is very important that we work to inspire and support our colleagues every day.”
 
In 2020, Carrier launched a focused Diversity & Inclusion strategy to create a more inclusive environment, and included its focus to achieve a diverse workforce representative of its communities as one of its 2030 ESG Goals. To learn more about Carrier’s commitment to an inclusive workplace, visit https://www.corporate.carrier.com/corporate-responsibility/social-impact/our-employees/ and to learn more about Carrier’s 2030 ESG Goals, visit https://www.corporate.carrier.com/corporate-responsibility/our-sustainability-goals.  
 
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On Oct. 8, 2021, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Carrier hosted a 5K race at its world headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.