Press releases | 27 October 2020
Wincanton has joined the Change the Race Ratio campaign, which aims to increase racial and ethnic participation in senior leadership.
Wincanton is one of a number of businesses across all sectors that have engaged with the campaign, launched this month.
Change the Race Ratio members will be able to collaborate with the Founder Partners of the campaign and each other to ensure that they are making the best possible progress towards achieving its objectives.
As signatories to the campaign, Wincanton will make the following four Commitments to Change:
Paul Durkin, Managing Director of Digital & eFulfilment and Sponsor for Race at Wincanton, said:
"The Change the Race Ratio campaign is extremely important for driving leadership diversity across UK business. At Wincanton, we’re dedicated to creating and nurturing a culture that encourages diverse thinking in an environment that allows it to thrive.
"We’re committed advocates of diversity across all areas, including ethnicity, gender, culture, age and sexual orientation. Our business is delighted to join and support the CBI’s Change the Race Ratio."
About Change the Race Ratio
We are a group of senior leaders committed to taking action to increase racial and ethnic participation in our businesses.
Initiated by the CBI, Founder Business Partners include Aviva, Brunswick, Deloitte, Linklaters, Microsoft and Russell Reynolds. They are supported by Founder Civil Society Partners BITC, City Mental Health Alliance and Cranfield Business School.
We are campaigning to Change the Race Ratio, starting by setting targets for greater racial and ethnic diversity at the Board, ExCo and ExCo minus one. This must be accompanied by our commitment to publish those targets and our progress towards them, and the creation of a culture that enables diversity to thrive.
For further information please contact:
+44 (0) 33 3247 2411