In recent weeks, the company’s operations in US cities such as New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles have all been “hit hard” as protests erupt nationwide over the death of George Floyd, said Yanai.
“It shows just how devastated the US spirit is. The political situation is untenable. It’s not working,” he added. “There needs to be a stronger desire to take positive civic action when there are social problems. It’s wrong to keep ignoring them like some are now.”
“What’s essential? What’s non-essential? Why are we in business? We’re being asked these fundamental questions,” he noted. “As a company, we are asking ourselves why we exist.”