The Financial Conduct Authority named as a Best Employer for Race in new listing

New listing shows

The Financial Conduct Authority has today has been named by Business in the Community as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race in a new listing published today (01 November 2017). 

Creating a Best Employers for Race list was one of the recommendations made in the McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace earlier this year to showcase best practice on race equality in UK workplaces.  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 Black Asian Minority Ethnic employees. 

Christopher Woolard, Chair of the FCA’s Executive Diversity Committee said:

“We are delighted to be named on the Best Employers for Race list.  Having a diverse and representative workforce helps us carry out our role better.   We are committed to hitting our targets for BAME representatives on our senior leadership team and are taking positive steps to ensure this happens.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to the FCA on being named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing. They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisation and have shown their commitment and leadership on this issue. I hope more employers will follow their example of best practice and take part in the 2018 listing. If employers truly want their workplaces to reflect the clients, communities and customers they serve, the time to act is now.” 

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