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by | Apr 27, 2021

People first and values: a message from BlackSky CEO Brian e. O’Toole

The Executive team at BlackSky and I want to state with 100% conviction that we condemn racism and discrimination in any form. When we look at individuals along with teams and partners, we see differences in sex, color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, disability, and a variety of other unique factors not through a lens of exclusion — but through an inclusive understanding that all of those individual differences are valuable and make us who we are as a company… We proudly hire based upon the unique combination of skills, differences and backgrounds people bring to BlackSky.

Systemic inequality can only be overcome through ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of all that we do. Over the past year, we have re-examined our values. We have met frequently and taken actionable steps in driving positive change with employees, with suppliers and as an executive team and we will continue to do so.

We are changing and know that we must continue to understand and evolve as we have with the start of the Black Lives Matter movement and more recently with the hateful actions towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Embracing all and respecting each other is an essential element of our DNA.