Race equality work in Bristol has been praised at the prestigious Global Equality and Diversity Awards with a ground-breaking project picking up a top prize.
Bristol’s Race Equality Strategic Leaders group scooped the Transparency award for their work in researching and publicising the demographic statistics of some of the city’s major employers.
The group’s recently published Annual Report of the Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group set out the city’s first ever data picture of 11 of Bristol’s largest public sector bodies. This picture focuses on pay disparity, sickness levels and grievances across the organisations as well as highlighting the ethnic make-up of each public body.
As well as being a first for Bristol, this type of city wide look at the ethnic diversity of public sector organisations is also believed to be a first in the UK.