PRESS RELEASE: Tent Partnership for Refugees grows to reach over 300 major companies worldwide
- 30 major companies, across three continents, have joined the growing global network of businesses committed to refugees’ economic integration.
New York, November 3, 2022 – Today, 30 companies including GE Appliances, Grupo Nutresa, Mondelez International, and Sysco, demonstrated their commitment to economically integrate refugees by joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent). This brings the total number of companies in the Tent network to over 300.
Launched in 2016 by Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani – one of America’s leading food brands – Tent’s network has grown exponentially across North America, Latin America, and Europe. With global displacement at record levels as a result of recent crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and other parts of the world, the business community has shown unprecedented support to develop programs to hire, train, mentor, or otherwise include refugees in their workforces.
In the last 12 months alone, Tent company membership has seen a 50% increase, with many of the companies joining Tent today already taking steps to include refugees in their workforces, and exploring ways to do even more.
These new Tent member companies span sectors such as hospitality, manufacturing, and retail – and include: Benjamin Moore, BP, Churchill Group, Ciena Healthcare, Ecobat, Edelman, EOS Hospitality, First Hospitality, GE Appliances, Globant, Gopuff, Graphic Packaging, Grupo Nutresa, Helix Electric, ICL Group, Jostens, Kyndryl, Monarch Investment & Management Group, Mondelez International, MyPath, Northgate Resorts, Otto, Saint-Gobain, Schulte Hospitality, Seaboard Triumph Food, Serta Simmons Bedding, Staff Pro Workforce Solutions, Sysco, TC Transcontinental, and Workday.
“It’s incredible to see so many companies joining our movement in support of refugees worldwide, and I hope many more will continue to step up,” said Gideon Maltz, Executive Director at the Tent Partnership for Refugees. “Businesses have a unique role. When they hire, train, and invest in refugee talent, they are helping refugees put down roots in their new communities, provide for their families, and regain their dignity – at the same time, our workplaces and communities are stronger for it.”
Today’s milestone announcement comes only a few weeks after Tent held its first-ever U.S. Business Summit which brought together 45 major companies, including Amazon, Blackstone, and Hilton, who collectively committed to hire over 20,000 refugees in the U.S. by the end of 2025.
For businesses wanting to find out more about Tent and its services, please contact [email protected].
For more information about the companies joining Tent today and their existing projects to support refugees, visit www.tent.org/members.
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About the Tent Partnership for Refugees
With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, we are a network of over 300 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent believes that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations – by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers. The full list of Tent members can be found here. Find out more at www.tent.org.