“We’ve made some great strides in the past nine months. I have been humbled by my colleagues’ passion and honesty, and my commitment to making sure we create change remains unwavering. Signing both these charters is my way of ensuring we demonstrate our commitment to becoming a more inclusive employer. I want our business to be one in which diversity is celebrated and all our colleagues have the chance to truly thrive.
“I believe it’s important for us to be transparent about where we are today, and so in April, we’ll publish our Ethnicity Pay Gap as part of our 2020 Annual Report. To close this gap we need to create better diversity at our more senior levels, and we are committed to doing that. We already have a target for improving gender diversity amongst our senior population and now we’ve also set a target for ensuring at least 5% of our senior leaders are from Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority backgrounds by the end of 2023, thereby more than doubling existing representation.”