More travel brands have signed a charter aimed at helping ethnic minority workers progress in their organisations.
Bourne Leisure, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels and Ennismore, which operates The Hoxton, Gleneagles and NoCo hotel brands, have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. They follow British Airways, which gave its pledge earlier this year.
They are now among 15 companies from the hospitality, travel and leisure sector backing the initiative, which is led by Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (WiHTL).
Tea Colaianni, WiHTL founder and chair, said: "It’s through demonstrating commitment and working collaboratively that we can successfully bring race equality to the top table. We encourage all HTL companies to sign up to the charter."
The charter’s pledges call on companies to appoint an executive sponsor for race, capture ethnic data and publicise progress and to support career progression.
Paul Flaum, Bourne Leisure chief executive, said: “We are delighted to sign up to the Race at Work Charter and do our part to help tackle the barriers that individuals who are from an ethnic minority background can face in the workplace. By committing to and focusing on the five steps laid out in the charter we promise to do even more to ensure that Bourne is a place where all talent thrives and everyone can flourish.”