At Social Enterprise UK we are dedicated to being an anti-racist organisation. As part of this commitment, we have signed BITC’s Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the UK.
The Charter sets out five actions for signatories to ensure they undertake:
- Appointing an Executive Sponsor for race
- Capturing data and publicising progress
- Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
- Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
- Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression
Commenting on signing the Charter, Peter Holbrook – Chief Executive at Social Enterprise UK said:
“Throughout my time leading Social Enterprise UK, being a diverse and inclusive organisation has been personally very important to me. Events last summer were upsetting. In part because of the realisation that SEUK could and should be doing much more. We are dedicated to being an anti-racist organisation and to doing all we can to play our part in dismantling systemic racism. That’s why as part of our ongoing work to embed principles of anti-racism in our work we have signed up to BITC’s Race at Work Charter.
Through signing the Charter we commit publicly to being as inclusive and diverse a workplace as we can be. We will ensure that our processes, projects and communications are representative and accessible – from our recruitment practices and workplace culture to our events, publications and marketing. We will also make sure we have the data to track this. Responsibility for this lies with me, and with the Board, and we rely on the commitment of our Senior Leadership Team and all our staff. We look forward to working with the broader social enterprise movement in the continued fight for racial justice and in being held to account on our actions.”