“In 2020, no-one should have to leave parts of their identity at the door when they get to work – which unfortunately is the current experience for many People of Colour and Black people and the impact of this on a person’s mental health can be devastating. We must act now.
“We are clear about the urgency of playing our part in dismantling systemic and Institutional Racism and have committed to doing the work to become a truly anti-racist organisation. An immediate action for us was to work with our People of Colour and Black colleagues, and the race teams within CMI and BITC, to develop guidance for a more inclusive and supportive workplace. We believe it is important for everyone to have access to this resource, which is why today we are launching it as part of our My Whole Self campaign and calling on all employers to become actively anti-racist.
“My Whole Self is a campaign which aims to create a healthier workplace culture by strengthening human connections, because it’s better for wellbeing and better for business. To achieve this we must all act to do more to become actively anti-racist and to ensure that every workplace demonstrates through their words and actions that Black Lives Matter.”