Slaughter and May named as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race

30 Oct 2018

Firm recognised for best practice on workplace race equality and inclusion

Slaughter and May is pleased to announce that it has been included in Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race listing for the second consecutive year.

The Best Employers for Race listing, now in its second year, recognises businesses for their leadership on race equality and inclusion in the workplace. Slaughter and May is one of 70 employers included in the 2018 listing, which recognises good practice on workplace race equality and inclusion and celebrates the public and private sector organisations making a difference in this area. The listing is unranked and is published in alphabetical order.

To be considered for the listing, employers must demonstrate that they are putting leadership on race in place 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 employees within their organisations.

Sarah Lee, partner at Slaughter and May, said: “We are once again honoured and delighted to be included in the Best Employers for Race listing. We value diversity and individuality very highly and believe inclusivity enhances our overall performance as a firm. We want to develop a broader diverse pipeline of lawyers at all levels within the firm and BAME inclusion is an important strand of our D&I strategy.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director at Business in the Community, said:  “Congratulations to Slaughter and May 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.”

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 of 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 12th year.

The full list of Best Employers for Race and Race Equality Awards Winners and Highly Commended organisations are available via the Business in the Community Awards: http://race.bitc.org.uk.


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