Race at Work Charter Survey Report 2023
The executive summary and the seven reports below are based on findings from the Race at Work Charter Survey 2023, which asked employers about their progress against each Race at Work Charter commitment.
238 employers completed the Race at Work Charter Survey in 2023, representing more than 1.2 million employees in the UK. The reports below provide a unique insight into the trends and statistics identified across each commitment, alongside case studies and best practice examples from participating organisations.
A list of case studies relevant to each commitment is available in the Executive Summary.
This year’s findings from the Race at Work Charter survey provide a positive outlook, showing that employers are making a real effort to turn the tide on systemic inequalities that people from ethnic minority groups have been experiencing for generations.
Resources for the introduction of simple, effective measures
While we have seen incredible progress over the years, there is still a long way to go. These findings can support employers to introduce simple yet effective measures to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce across issue areas, such as pay and progression to accountability at senior levels, ensuring tangible action is taken to improve the employee experience.
Download the survey findings against the seven
Race at Work Charter commitments.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Race At Work Charter asks businesses to make a public commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace. In 2017 The government-sponsored Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review found that Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and other ethnically diverse people staff still encounter significant disparities in employment and progression and that greater progress and positive outcomes are needed to ensure all organisations benefit from the wealth of diverse talent on offer.
No, the signing of the Race at Work Charter is open to all organisations irrespective of membership or size.
Signing the Race at Work Charter is free of charge.