Business in the Community has released a list for their best employers on race equality and inclusion with Acas, Barclays and National Grid making the list.
70 employers made the list which celebrates firms making a difference in this area.
Businesses that made the cut must demonstrate that they are putting leadership on race in place within their organisation, creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action on leadership, progression and recruitment.
The listing aims to ‘identify the best employers in terms of diversity’ and showcase organisations that are leading on workplace race equality.
Carmen Watson, Chairwoman at Pertemps noted how happy the firm were to make the cut.
She said: “We’re delighted to be included, once again, in the Best Employers for Race listing. Action is the only way to create lasting impact and to remove persistent barriers to ethnic minority recruitment and progression, and at Pertemps, we’re proactive.
I’m proud to work for a company which puts equality and diversity at the forefront of its policies and as a champion for workplace equality myself, I’m glad we’ve been recognised for our commitment by Business in the Community.”
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community added: ““Congratulations to Pertemps on being named in the Best Employers for Race 2018 listing.
"They have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to creating fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces that work for all employees, including those from BAME backgrounds."
“In a rapidly changing global business environment, it’s vital that organisations make the most of all the diverse talent available to them to successfully compete, and Pertemps is doing just that. I hope more employers will learn from their example.”
The full list is below:
Department of Health and Social Care
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Ministry of Justice
NEL NHS Commissioning Support Unit
Bank of England
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Ombudsman Service
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Public Health England (PHE)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fujitsu Services Ltd
Royal Air Force
Government Legal Department
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Santander UK plc
Crown Prosecution Service
HM Revenue & Customs
Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Slaughter and May
Department for Education
Department for International Development
Department for International Trade
The British Army
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
Ministry of Defence