We are a global business with colleagues in many different countries around the world. We work hard to be an inclusive workplace, where everyone is treated with respect. Discrimination and harassment due to race or ethnicity are unacceptable and will not be tolerated here.
But saying it isn’t enough, and like many companies addressing the systemic racism embedded in our societies, we are planning action to remove barriers for underrepresented individuals that exist within our organisation. During 2020/21 our Race and Ethnicity Steering Committee has covered key themes such as an introduction to race and ethnicity, and cultural intelligence, with guest speakers from North America and the UK discussing how to build an anti-racist organisation. We have also been working hard on providing colleagues across the Group with resources on inclusive language and behaviours and why representation matters as well as sharing personal and historic experiences of racism across the world.