Race Equality Awards 2017 Winners and Finalists

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Winners in Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards 2017 have been announced at a celebration event at HSBC’s offices in London. 

Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director said ...

"Congratulations to all the finalist organisations in this year’s Business in the Community Race Equality Awards. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisations, and being recognised in the Awards is a testament to their commitment to creating real change. I hope that their success will encourage other employers of all sizes and across all sector to step up on this issue in future".

Sandra also spoke of the publication of the inaugural Best Employers for Race list ... 

“Congratulations to all the organisations that have been named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisations and have demonstrated their commitment to this agenda. However, there is still room for improvement and we would strongly encourage more employers to step up to the plate on this issue by entering the 2018 listing and encouraging businesses within their supply chain to do the same. If employers truly want their workplaces to reflect the clients, communities and customers they serve, the time to act is now.”

 

The Race Equality Awards celebrate outstanding practice, innovation, and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces.  Click the name of each organisation below to read their story. 

 

Leadership Award

This award recognises employers who are working towards increasing the number of BAME people in leadership on boards and executive levels and to increase the number of senior champions and executive sponsors for race at senior levels. 

Winner:  Enterprise-Rent-A-Car 
Finalists: Mott MacDonald,  John Lewis Partnership,  Royal Bank of Scotland 

Progression Award

The Progression Award recognises employers who are working towards increasing the representation of BAME people at management levels and to speed up the progression of BAME employees in the workplace.

Winner: EY
Finalists: Accenture,  Baker McKenzieDepartment of Education,  Home Office 

Recruitment Award

The Recruitment Award recognises employers who are working towards ensuring all recruitment processes are free from discrimination and racial bias at every stage, and take steps to outreach and to attract diverse talent. 

Winner:  KPMG
Highly commended:  Optimity
Finalists: Barclays,  CapGemini,  Coventry Building Society,  Norton Rose Fulbright