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Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report: Four Years On Launch

Oct 12
Date and time
Tue, 12 October  @  10:30  -  12:00
No charge for BITC members or non-members
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers, Senior managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and Senior managers
No charge for BITC members or non-members

Tue, 12 October 2021  @  10:30  –  12:00

The Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report: Four Years On Launch event will celebrate Business in the Community’s (BITC) third Race at Work publication. BITC’s Race Equality Director, Sandra Kerr CBE will share new insights and trends, alongside targeted actions for employers.

The Race at Work survey is an extensive study investigating the experiences of employees in the workplace across every demographic group within the UK census. It was initially launched in 2015 with the support from BT, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, KPMG, Nationwide and Sainsburys and again in 2018 with support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The survey resulted in the establishment of the Race at Work Charter, which as of June 2021 has over 700 signatories, including public, private and charitable organisations.

Over the past two years, we have seen a seismic shift in the way employers and their workforce think and talk about race, with action on race being reinvigorated across sectors. BITC’s 2021 Race at Work survey hopes to capture these changing attitudes in order to:

  • support employers with understanding the impact of bias in the workplace on recruitment and progression
  • better understand workplace cultures and barriers to progression
  • gain insight into action on allyship, capturing ethnicity data and ethnicity pay gap reporting
  • develop cutting-edge resources to support employers with targeted, meaningful and sustainable action.


This event is designed to support signatories of the Race at Work Charter and anyone who participated in the 2021 Race at Work Survey.

About Business in the Community’s race equality campaign

The Race at Work campaign was established by HRH the Prince of Wales in 1995 with the support of key business leaders who recognised the demographic shift in existing and future populations. It brings together expertise from a network of private and public sector partners to offer tailored advice and share new insights to drive long-term change.

Action by employers could boost the UK economy by £24 billion annually1 and businesses with ethnically diverse senior teams financially outperform competitors by 36%2. However, these potential gains are being stifled by the unequal barriers faced by ethnic minorities in the workplace. We are committed to empowering employers to tap into this economic potential by accelerating change for Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees.

The Race at Work Charter is a public commitment to improving the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the workplace. It sets out five actions for employers:

  1. Appointing an Executive Sponsor for race.
  2. Capturing data and publicising progress.
  3. Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying.
  4. Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers.
  5. Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression.

It is open to both BITC members and non-members.

Find out more about Business in the Community’s work on race equality

Contact details and further information
For more information about the Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report: Four Years On Launch event, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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  1. McGregor-Smith (2017) Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review, 28 February.
  2. McKinsey & Co, (2020) Diversity wins: How inclusion matters, 19 May.