Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group were among a group of hospitality companies to sign up to the BITC Race at Work Charter.
Ethnic minorities’ representation across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure continued to fall short of the UK working age population average, according tovthe 2020 edition of the WiHTL Annual Report in partnership with The MBS Group and PwC.
The study found that representation was 6.4% at board level, 3.4% at executive committee level and 4.8% at direct reports level.
Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, said: “IHG is a truly global company and our colleagues represent multiple nationalities, as well as the many cultures, religions, races, sexualities, backgrounds and beliefs that make the world such a vibrant place. We want our culture to be truly reflective of that, and we know we must do more to bring about change for the long-term in a meaningful, actionable way. The Commitments in the BITC Race at Work Charter will help us to build on the work we are already doing to achieve this.”
Patricia Page-Champion, SVP & global commercial director, Hilton, said: “At Hilton we have always been committed to building a workforce that is diverse, inclusive and creates an enduring sense of belonging for all. We are making great progress however our work is never done. We will continue to strive to ensure that our hotels and Team Members represent the very best of their communities with a truly diverse workforce. We look forward to furthering this critical work by signing the Race at Work Charter and through our partnership with BITC and WiHTL.”