Amazon Says it Will Undergo Racial Equity Audit of Hourly Workforce

Amazon is urging shareholders not to support a proposal requiring it to look racial equity across its entire workforce.
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Amazon is hiring a law firm to review how the company’s policies affect racial equity in its hourly workforce, the company said in a statement to shareholders Thursday. The audit will be led by former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and will become public once it’s completed. “The focus of the audit will be to evaluate any disparate racial impacts on our nearly one million US hourly employees resulting from our policies, programs and practices,” the company said in …