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The Adidas urged to check the response to racial problems in the company

Employees of Adidas appealed to the leadership of the company calling to verify the approach to racial issues in the workplace and to create an anonymous platform where employees can report on racism and discrimination, according to CNN.

It is clarified that the group of employees from Germany, USA, Australia, and Panama sent a letter to the authorities demanding to test how the head of Department on work with staff Karen Parkin respond to racial problems in the company. In addition, the staff advocated the creation of a platform for anonymous reports of racism and discrimination.

"Our staff courageously appealed to the people in the leadership, they pointed to the fact that we are not representatives of those communities that bring us (the company - ed.), profit, and lacks leadership, processes and goals that would ensure it" - leads the channel the text of the letter employees.

The company announced that they reject all the statements presented in the letter.

"Adidas and Reebok have always been against discrimination in any form, and we oppose racism," - said in a statement.

Last week after several days of protests by employees of the company said it is taking steps aimed at increasing the number of black and Hispanic. It is reported that the company intends to hire 30% of new positions of African - and Latin Americans. The company now employs about 60 thousand people around the world.

Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis during the arrest by police of an African-American George Floyd. One of the policemen, who for a few minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.