The CPS has again been recognised for its leadership on race equality and inclusion in the workplace by being placed in Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race listing for the second year.
The CPS is one of 70 employers included in the 2018 listing which was announced at an event hosted at the House of Commons by the Speaker of the House, John Bercow. The listing recognises good practice on workplace race equality and inclusion and celebrates the public and private sector organisations making a difference in this area.
To be considered for the listing, employers must demonstrate that they are leading on race within their organisation – creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action on leadership, progression and recruitment. They must also show how their policies are positively impacting black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees.
Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to the Crown Prosecution Service on being named in the Best Employers for Race 2018 listing. They have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to creating fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces that work for all employees, including those from BAME backgrounds. In a rapidly changing global business environment, it’s vital that organisations make the most of all the diverse talent available to them to successfully compete, and the CPS is doing just that. I hope more employers will learn from their example, seize the moment to act on workplace race equality and following the example set out by the leading employers in this listing by signing up for Race at Work Charter launched earlier this month.”
Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race listing was first piloted in 2017 following a recommendation from the Government-backed McGregor-Smith review, Race in the Workplace. The listing aims to ‘identify the best employers in terms of diversity’ and showcase organisations that are leading on workplace race equality. The Best Employers for Race listing also acts as the entry process for the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards, which are now in their twelfth year.
The full list of Best Employers for Race and Race Equality Awards winners and highly commended organisations are available on the Business in the Community Awards website.
We at the CPS are dedicated to supporting equality in the workplace. The new Race at Work Charter has also been launched. It was developed by Business in the Community in partnership with BEIS and calls on all employers to make a public commitment to improving outcomes for BAME employees.
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