The UK Government has launched a Race at Work charter which sets out five commitments for businesses to achieve race equality in the workplace. RBS is a founder signatory and CEO Ross McEwan signed the Charter at 10 Downing Street today.
Ross McEwan said: "Our multicultural agenda at RBS is incredibly important. Whether it's about improving the ethnic balance of our organisation or valuing the different contributions people can make when they bring their various beliefs and experiences to the table, there is no doubt this agenda plays a key role in helping to change the culture at RBS.”
The Charter’s five commitments are:
- Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race;
- Capture data and publicise progress;
- Commit at Board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying;
- Make clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers;
- Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression.