- Best 100 listing to highlight good practice on race equality
- Participation in the list is a recommendation from The McGregor-Smith Review into race in the workplace
- One entry process for the Business in the Community Best 100 Employers for Race and Race Equality Awards
Following the recommendation made in the independent McGregor-Smith Race in the Workplace review the Business in the Community Best 100 Employers for Race listing is now open until June 2nd for entry.
Business Minister Margot James said: “Genuine and lasting change on this vitally important issue must come from within the business community and the Best 100 Employers for Race will help spur companies on to improve diversity. I urge employers to get behind this initiative to drive greater inclusion and celebrate how businesses are already removing barriers in the workplace as we create an economy that works for all.”
Shahzad Saleem, Group Transformation MD, Race Champion at BT and Business in the Community race equality campaign leadership team member, said: “Inclusion in the Best 100 Employers for Race list from Business in the Community is something that every employer should aspire to. Now is the time for employers to step up and take concrete action if we are to close the race equality gap in today’s workplaces. I believe that this list will create the healthy competition that will encourage greater progress towards race equality, as well as give those employers that are committed to race equality the opportunity to be recognised. BT is committed to submitting an entry, and I encourage all employers to do the same.”
How to enter
Free to enter, with no hidden costs the Best 100 Employers for Race list is open to all employers, irrespective of size or sector.
There is a single combined entry process for both The Best 100 Employers for Race and the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2017. Entry into the Best 100 consists of 31 questions and a case study, with a quick and easy entry process.
Three step participation:
The listing is integrated into the existing process for the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards, which are now in their 11th year. Case studies submitted as part of the Best 100 Employers for Race entry form will be automatically entered into the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards for 2017 under three categories of Leadership, Progression and Recruitment. The entry process is open until Friday 2 June 2017 and the successful 100 organisations and Award Winners will be announced in October 2017. The listing will be unranked with organisations listed in alphabetical order. *Only the 100 organisations identified as Best Employers for Race will be eligible to be considered for a Business in the Community Race Equality Award.