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Amazon to Undergo Racial Audit, Led by Former AG Lynch

  • Review will focus on Amazon’s hourly employees in the U.S.
  • Citigroup, Tyson Foods also have agreed to racial audits
Loretta Lynch in Washington. D.C., in 2016.
Loretta Lynch in Washington. D.C., in 2016.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Updated on Inc. said it agreed to undergo an independent racial equity audit, joining companies including Citigroup Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. in performing such reviews.  

The audit -- an analysis of companies to see whether their businesses cause and perpetuate discrimination -- will be led by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now a partner at law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Amazon said in a proxy statement filed Thursday.