Race and Ethnicity
Every person, regardless of their ethnicity or background, should be able to fulfil their potential at work.
We want to encourage all staff to actively drive change, identify and help us to remove barriers to access and progression for ethnic minority groups.
Co-op, in partnership with LUU, has commissioned three murals at selected Co-op stores around the UK to celebrate local Black activists and community figures.
At LUU we’re on a journey towards becoming a truly ant-racist organisation.
We have an Anti-Racism Steering Group who meet every semester. They work with staff and students on identified areas for action in order to embed anti-racism into our culture at LUU.
LANGUAGE AND TERMINOLOGY
Inclusive language supports diversity and conveys respect. Non-inclusive language can convey bias, prejudice, and stereotypes, or even bigotry and racism.
We recognise that any one term will not resonate with everyone. As such, we advise staff to be sensitive in the language and terminology used when talking about race and ethnicity. View our Language and Labels Guide to race and ethnicity by clicking the document to the left.
To BAME or not to BAME - Do we need an alternative term? Read this article from Inclusive Employers on the acronym BAME and why many organisations have stopped using it.
LUU believes that to be the best organisation we can be all our people should be able to learn new skills and develop themselves whilst they work for us. Learning can take many forms, below are some educational resources, from podcasts and books, to platforms you can follow and articles you can read - hopefully there is something for everyone! To be an active ally, you should aspire to learn and develop your knowledge so that you can help others.
CIPD Reports on Race Inclusion
The CIPD showed that the role of line managers is key in tackling discrimination in the workplace.
Some Anti-Racism courses on Love to Learn include:
Anti-Racism in the Workplace
Clear Lessons - Hair and Racism
Explore 'We are... Inclusive' on Love to Learn.
Inclusive Employers have a number of educational resources such as:
Click here for the full collection.
STAFF ETHNICITY DATA
Ethnic Diversity Data
The following data looks at our ethnicity statistics for 2022.
Recruitment and Hiring
The following data is a look at the Demographic data we have gathered for recruitment in 2022.
Ethnicity Pay Gap Report
We will be conducting this as part of our Leaders in Diversity work in August.
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