Leaders at Basildon Council have jointly signed the Race at Work Charter, outlining their commitment to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented throughout the council, at all levels of the organisation.
Chief Executive, Scott Logan, and leader of Basildon Council, Cllr Andrew Baggott, came together today,l Thursday August 19, to co-sign the charter on behalf of the organisation.
The Race at Work Charter outlines an organisation’s commitment to improve Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation at work through key activities, including the appointment of an Executive Sponsor for race and to regularly capture ethnicity data and publicise progress.
Cllr Baggott said: “The Race at Work Charter is an important commitment to inclusivity at work. Officers of the council should be able to have their voices heard and their diversity celebrated. I hope that current and prospective employees of the council will see this as a positive step forward in our journey toward becoming a truly inclusive employer.”
Chief executive, Scott Logan, added: “I am pleased to be signing the Race at Work Charter. Basildon Council is an organisation for all and we regularly review our policies and procedures to ensure officers from all backgrounds are properly supported and represented. This charter reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.”
The Race at Work Charter is endorsed by Business in the Community (BITC), founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. Basildon Council first committed to sign the Race at Work Charter earlier this year during the launch of Basildon Side by Side.
Basildon Side by Side is a social movement by the Basildon community, aimed at improving the lives and opportunities of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Basildon. Local public service providers including Basildon Council and Essex Police are signing the charter as part of a collective step towards improved race representation across all public services.