March 4, 2022
Independence is a central principle to Abound. Our company’s mission is to help make workers more independent, self-reliant, and resilient. The encroachment of anyone’s independence is a looming risk to our own.
Putin and his enablers are actively working to deprive the Ukrainian people of their own independence and even safety. The Russian Federation’s aggressions are unlawful, inexcusable, and likely war crimes. If Putin is allowed to overthrow the democratically elected government in Ukraine, he will undoubtedly subject Ukrainans to the same undemocratic and oppressive regime endured by millions of Russian citizens seeking an independent and secure life.
It is important to us that our business does not enable the continuation of the Putin regime or contribute in any way to the war against the Ukrainian people. After an initial review, Abound does not engage in any commerce with Russian clients or partners and our operations are not reliant on Russian vendors, systems, employees, or contractors.
In addition to avoiding any direct support of the Russian economy, Abound is donating to a verified Ukrainian-American non-profit, Razom for Ukraine. Razom coordinates medical supplies for emergency response in Ukraine, which is absolutely essential as Russian Forces continue to attack civilian centers throughout the country from the air, sea, and ground.
If you are searching for a verified US-based non-profit organization working to bring medical aid to Ukraininans, we invite you to join us in contributing and promoting Razom’s important work and can learn more here.