D2 Joins Race at Work Charter

We have some very exciting news; we are now a signatory for the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter! The Race at Work Charter asks businesses to make a public commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.  In 2017 The government-sponsored Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review found that Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse people staff still encounter significant disparities in employment and progression and that greater progress and positive outcomes are needed to ensure all organisations benefit from the wealth of diverse talent on offer. BITC’s Race at Work 2018: The Scorecard Report was published one year after the McGregor-Smith Review to look at how UK employers performed against the recommendations outlined in the review.

The findings led BITC to create the Race at Work Charter, with five calls to action to improve race equality, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace.  In 2021, the Charter was expanded to include allyship and inclusive supply chain commitments, meaning signatory organisations are now asked to make seven commitments.

Seven key actions with resources to amplify your commitment to improving the quality of opportunity in the workplace.

  1. Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race equality
  2. Capture ethnicity data and publicise progress.
  3. Commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying.
  4. Make equity, diversity, and inclusion the responsibility of all leaders and managers.
  5. Take action that supports Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employee career progression.
  6. Support race inclusion allies in the workplace.
  7. Include Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse-led enterprise owners in supply chains.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Race at Work Charter, please click on the link below, and if you have any questions around the seven actions above please contact our Executive Sponsor Sarah.Barnes@D2-global.com .

Race at Work Charter Signatories – Business in the Community (bitc.org.uk)

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