H&M announced the appointment on Tuesday via its Facebook page, saying, “The recent incident was entirely unintentional, but it demonstrates so clearly how big our responsibility is as a global brand. We have reached out, around the world, inside and outside H&M to get feedback. Our commitment to addressing diversity and inclusiveness is genuine, therefore we have appointed a global leader, in this area, to drive our work forward. There will be more from us soon.”
While H&M has not announced who the diversity leader will be, NBC News reports that in an email to the Associated Press on Wednesday, the retailer shared that company veteran and Global Manager for Employee Relations Annie Wu, would be the new global leader for diversity and inclusiveness.
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