Leadership plays a key role in promoting racial equality

Leadership
plays a critical role in driving forward race equality according to a survey by
Business in the Community.

Eighty
three per cent of respondents taking part in the survey said they have someone
on their board of directors who champions the cause.

Internal
structures such as diversity steering groups had been put in place by 81 per
cent.

But
37 per cent admitted that race is not a part of the key performance indicators
for senior managers.

Allan
Leighton, chairman of Race for Opportunity said, “Much remains to be done, of
course, but it is clear that, with the senior level support we have identified
within the survey, the journey towards achieving race equality and diversity
has well and truly begun.”

The
survey was part of Business in the Community’s Race for Opportunity campaign,
Race: Where are we now?
and  is
the first ever benchmark on race.

Ninety-three
organisations, ranging from financial institutions to local councils,
participated.

www.raceforopportunity.org.uk

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