Sainbury’s – Responsible Business Champion: Race
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.
- 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.
- 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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