|Teva takes steps to fight hate|
Teva is committed to promoting a more diverse and inclusive society—not only within our organization but throughout the communities where we live and work—and we’re taking (literal) steps to show it!
Teva was a lead sponsor of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Walk Against Hate in Philadelphia on May 17, 2015, an annual event for people of all ages and backgrounds to make strides against bigotry and hatred. Over 1500 people joined the event, which featured a Diversity Expo and live entertainment stage showcasing a wide variety of local organizations that support and celebrate diversity as part of their mission. And if those activities alone weren’t enough, the participants also enjoyed gorgeous weather for a 3K stroll along Martin Luther King Drive beside the beautiful Schuylkill River.
Teva employees, their families, friends, and neighbors banded together to show a presence for Team Teva at this uplifting event. Teva event chair Rachel Yehezkel comments, “We can all be proud to have taken part in an event that brings together so many different organizations, people of different cultures and backgrounds and members of the Greater Philadelphia community to celebrate diversity and inclusion.”
Teva employee and co-lead of Teva’s African Heritage Employee Resource Group David Cain had the opportunity to represent Teva onstage to say a few opening words just before the walk began. Speaking to the crowd, he said, “The Philly area is not only home to Teva from a corporate perspective...it’s also home to many of our employees. We care about our employees and the issues that impact them and the communities they live in. We are here today because we care.”
Tina Gilbert, Teva’s Director of Inclusion and Diversity, says, “This walk is just one of event across this year’s calendar where Teva is not only celebrating diversity, but bringing awareness and education to what it means to be an inclusive organization. In sponsoring the walk, we had a great chance to share this message not only with our employees but the Greater Philadelphia area.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a non-profit organization fighting all forms of hate and bigotry including bullying and cyber bullying, building bridges of respect among diverse groups through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL’s mission is to secure justice and fair treatment for everyone, offering educational programs such as “No Place for Hate” and “A World of Difference.”