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PRESS - We have signed up to the Race at Work Charter

Date:

September 2021

The Race at Work Charter survey, which is hosted by Business in the Community, explores employers’ commitments to improving the outcomes of black, Asian and ethnic minority employees in the workplace. It measures progress against the Race at Work Charter principles, which were launched in 2018.

We are pleased to announce that we have joined over 600 employers in signing up to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the UK.

Launched in partnership with the UK government in 2018, the Race at Work Charter builds on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review, which found that people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds were still underemployed, underpromoted and under-represented at senior levels.

The Race at Work Charter is a public commitment to improving the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the workplace. It sets out five actions for signatories like us to take:

  • Appointing an Executive Sponsor for race
  • Capturing data and publicising progress
  • Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  • Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  • Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression

To find out more or if you’re interested in joining us go to https://www.bitc.org.uk/race/