Sainbury’s – Responsible Business Champion: Race

Actively seeking to eliminate bias in recruitment processes

The Race Equality Award

Diversity delivers the best results for customers and the business and Sainsbury’s is committed to delivering it. For BAME talent, Sainsbury’s is creating a more inclusive hiring process – ultimately, enriching the workforce, reducing unemployment and increasing economic growth. 

Societal impacts

  • Sainsbury’s is contributing to economic growth and a reduction in unemployment.
  • Supporting sustainable communities: the company has high levels of BAME recruitment in its workforce and over 12% of staff are BAME. In some regions where its retail stores are located, its recruits above the regional average for BAME.

Business impacts

  • Sainsbury’s has increased the embedding of inclusion within its HR workforce: in September 2019, it found that applications from BAME candidates rose to 38%, shortlisting to 36%, invitations to interviews to 34% and 21% of BAME candidates who applied were offered a job with the company.

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