St Mungo’s has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 Best Employers for Race 2017, and is leading the way in the third sector as the only charity to make the list.
Successful organisations had to evidence that they are putting leadership on race into place within their organisations, creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action in at least one of three areas – leadership, progression and recruitment. They also had to be able to demonstrate the impact of these policies on BAME employees. The listing is unranked and includes 65 public and private sector organisations listed in alphabetical order who collectively represent the best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in the UK.
The report comes six months after the launch of a government review of race in the workplace which is being led by Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE.
Baroness McGregor-Smith said: “I am delighted that we have this snapshot of UK employers that are prepared to show their leadership on race in the workplace, six month on from my review which recommended the creation of the Best Employers for Race list. By taking action on this issue, they have demonstrated that their workplaces are for everyone, not just for the privileged few.”
“We are thrilled to be on this list and as the only charity I am proud that we are leading the way in our sector,” said Andrea Carnegie, deputy chair of our BAME network. “Diversity and inclusion are central to St Mungo’s values and how we work, and we are proud that we have been recognised within this prestigious list.”
Amy White, St Mungo’s Head of Client Involvement, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “This is real cause for celebration. I am very proud to be a part of an organisation that genuinely works to ensure everyone feels valued, respected and included. I am privileged to work alongside our fantastic BAME network as we strive towards racial equality. I am excited to build on the progress we’ve made this year in 2018.”
The Race Equality Campaign at Business in the Community intends to empower employers to accelerate change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees in the workplace. You can read more about Business in the Community, and the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards by visiting their website: http://race.bitc.org.uk