CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Kroger said Friday it will establish a $5 million fund to help improve diversity, equity and inclusion.
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen announced the fund through a video on its social media platforms.
McMullen said the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many more have shaken those at Kroger to their core. He said those at Kroger must use its voice to express that the company is against racism and injustice against the black community.
He said "we can do better" as a company, community and country to become a greater part of the solution. The Cincinnati-based company said it's creating more opportunities for associates to share their thoughts feelings and experiences with discrimination.
Kroger's African-American Associate Resource Group developed a guide: "We strive to be a company where our associates feel empowered and supported."
McMullen did not go into detail about how the $5 million would be used.