PwC comments on McGregor-Smith's Review into ethnic diversity in the workplace

Published at 10:06 AM on 28 February 2017

In response to Baroness McGregor-Smith’s Review into ethnic diversity in the workplace, Laura Hinton, head of people at PwC, said:

“We believe that everyone should be able to reach their full potential in the workplace, regardless of race, background or gender. While progress has been made on addressing females’ progression in the workplace, we need to ramp up the focus and action on ethnicity.

“We support the creation of a new Business Diversity and Inclusion Group. We need to broaden thinking on diversity and move away from targeting initiatives at certain groups and instead focus on making sure our workplaces are inclusive and fair for everyone.

“Like other organisations, we recognise that black and minority ethnic people are under-represented at our more senior levels. We’ve taken some important steps to address this, including publishing ethnicity targets in our annual report, starting a sponsorship and mentoring programme and widening access to our profession at entry level. But we recognise that to really shift the dial, we need to create a culture where people feel comfortable discussing race so that we can understand the barriers and make the changes needed.”

ENDS 

1. For more information contact Amy Tiernan, PwC media relations, 020 7804 0556 or [email protected]


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