Equal Opportunities Commission


Racial DEI Progress: Gains, Gaps & Goals (3 November 2023)

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers (the “Charter”) with an event attended by signatories. Over 100 guests attended the event entitled “Racial DEI Progress: Gains, Gaps & Goals” at HSBC, the same venue where the Charter was launched in 2018, and engaged in discussions on the subject of racial diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. 

At the event, a summary of the policies, practices and processes on advancing racial inclusion as adopted and shared by 29 signatory organisations were presented to the participants. These 29 signatories had submitted the first round of Advanced Annual Review Forms, which aimed to collect more detailed information on workplace racial D&I initiatives. The practices they shared have been compiled into a list of best practices that can be emulated by other employers.

In addition, a panel discussion and a fireside chat featuring three experienced D&I practitioners from the 29 signatories provided further insights into the actions organisations can take to make progress in promoting racial inclusion.