We are building an inclusive culture where everyone is valued for who they are and what they bring. We have brought together our diversity and inclusion priorities in a refreshed framework to bring simplicity and consolidate what is most important for us to achieve our purpose. Our framework helps us focus on being a place where all diverse perspectives are brought together, in an agile and inclusive way, to invest for a better future.
Within the four priority areas in our framework we will sustain our attention on addressing any imbalance in our workforce, where our data tells us this exists. Our current focus is on achieving better gender and ethnic minority balance through our company and on opening up routes for those from a variety of backgrounds to join our industry.
In October 2018, we were proud to become one of the founding signatories of the UK's Race at Work Charter demonstrating our commitment to making a difference.
We believe that what gets measured gets done and have been building our ethnicity data in order to enable us to set broader diversity targets. Through our targets we commit to ensuring that diversity in the broadest sense informs decision making. We are setting our first target for ethnicity at Board level, building on the recommendation of the Sir John Parker Review (2017) to have one director of colour by 2021, a recommendation which we have met since 2019. We will continue to build diversity data voluntarily shared by colleagues to provide a firm baseline for ongoing action on ethnicity, as well as on all aspects of diversity. Our targets are shared goals across our global locations and are applied in context through local action plans owned by each executive leader. Find out more about our diversity targets.
We set our first ethnicity plan at the end of 2018, which helped us take steps to increase ethnic minority representation in our organisation but we know there is much more to do. Through 2019/20, we are pleased to have made progress against a number of different areas, driving better ethnic minority representation and inclusion:
Through analysis of our workforce, and working with our employee networks and regional inclusion forums, we have identified specific actions to continue to move towards the outcomes we want to achieve. These include:
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