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Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity

Community vision for equality

There is no place for inequality in any society and together, we can make a difference. We set out our community vision in 2020 with the ambition to be a great place to live, learn, work and grow and a great place to do business. We want to enrich the lives of all residents, in safe and strong communities and remove poverty barriers. This can only be done by making the effort to actively tackle inequality together. Work needs to be done and uncomfortable conversations may happen, but we are committed to holding ourselves and others accountable.

We know that collecting and sharing a range of equality information will help us to improve the services that we deliver to meet the needs everyone. We've set this page up as a first step of our journey. We will continue to develop the information and signposting on this page to help us tackle inequalities in Wokingham Borough.

Equality profile, plan and report

Race at Work Charter

To show our commitment to equality and tackling racism in the workplace we've recently signed up to the Race at Work Charter in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC).

The Race at Work Charter is designed to improve outcomes of Ethnic Minority employees in the workplace, a goal we see as key to our vision to be 'a great place to live, learn, work and grow and a great place to do business’. We've joined more than 200 public, private, and charitable organisations who have signed up to the charter.

The charter has 5 key principles to ensure organisations address the barriers to Ethnic Minority recruitment and progression. By signing up to the charter we're committing to:

  1. Appoint an executive sponsor for race
  2. Capture data and publicise its progress
  3. Ensure zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  4. Make equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  5. Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression

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