Business in the Community announce first ever ‘Employers for Race’ list

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Business in the Community has announced its first ever ‘Employers for Race’ list.

The first of its kind, the list has been collated as a direct call to action made in the McGregor-Smith review of race in the workplace earlier this year.

The list identifies 65 of the UK’s best employers in terms of diversity and showcases best practice on race equality in UK workplaces.

Amongst those companies who made it, the Big Four firms – Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG – have been listed as some of the best employers for black, Asian and minority ethnic people.

The list also includes MI5, HSBC UK, Leicestershire Police, Capgemini UK, FDM Group, The Home Office, Virgin Money and the BBC. View the full list here.

Speaking about the list, Business Minister Margot James said, “I would like to congratulate these employers for their efforts in helping to drive the agenda for a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and I urge other employers to follow suit to reap the social and economic benefits.”

“Baroness McGregor-Smith’s government-backed review sets out important recommendations on how to increase black and ethnic minorities’ participation and progression in the workplace, and Business in the Community is playing a significant role in encouraging employers to take them up.”

“I am particularly pleased that my department is listed as one of the best BME employers and we will look to build on this success in our push for greater diversity.”

Ian Stuart, CEO of HSBC UK said, “I believe that having a diverse and inclusive culture is key to our business success.”

“Our ambition to become the bank of choice for both our customers and people employees drives us to new ways of working that helps foster an open culture better suited to a changing society.”

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