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Deloitte picks up double accolade for workplace race equality and inclusion

2 November 2018

  • Deloitte named as one of the UK’s ‘Best Employers for Race 2018’ by Business in the Community;
  • Deloitte also named as a ‘Top 10 - Outstanding Employer 2018’ by Investing in Ethnicity, with managing partner for talent Emma Codd a top 8 ‘Champion (Ally)’.

Deloitte has been commended for its efforts in driving workplace race equality and inclusion in two separate award listings.

Business in the Community named Deloitte as one of its 70 ‘Best Employers for Race 2018’, which identifies the best employers in the UK for race diversity and equality.

Meanwhile Investing in Ethnicity recognised Deloitte in its ‘Top 10 - Outstanding Employers 2018’ list and named Managing Partner for Talent Emma Codd as a top 8 ‘Champion (Ally).’

The outstanding employer award is for overall outstanding achievement while the Ally category recognises those that that have effectively helped to further the BAME agenda within their workplace.

Emma Codd said: “I am so proud that our firm has been recognised by these two important organisations for our focus on ethnic diversity – it is fantastic to receive recognition of what we have achieved so far.”

“While we have made progress, we are mindful that there is still a lot to be done. We have set targets in line with the Parker Review and have also committed to publishing our ethnicity pay gap on an annual basis, which we will report on for the second time later this year. Alongside this we have continued to focus on always providing an inclusive culture, underpinned by respect, and delivering on specific actions aimed at increasing ethnic diversity at all levels of our firm.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Deloitte on being named in the Best Employers for Race 2018 listing. 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 Deloitte is doing just that. I hope more employers will learn from their example, seize the moment to act on workplace race equality and follow the example set out by the leading employers in this listing by signing up for Race at Work Charter launched earlier this month.”


Note to editors

About Business in the Community
Business in the Community, part of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent. They exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.

About Investing in Ethnicity
The Investing in Ethnicity Awards will shine a light on those working to ensure that all people are afforded equal opportunity, regardless of race or ethnicity.

About Deloitte
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Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NWE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms.

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