New Zealand: Business leaders take stand against racism in the workplace
Author: Human Rights Commission, Community Scoop, Published on: 11 April 2019
"Human Rights Commission supports business leaders' stand", 8 April 2019
Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has praised the business leaders who are taking a public stand against racism in the workplace.
A group of New Zealand business leaders today published an open letter (www.nzstandtogether.co.nz) calling for a more inclusive country following the Christchurch mosque attacks....
...As signatories to the open letter, they wrote that they will actively commit to:
• Creating a culture where words, behaviours and systems that directly or indirectly discriminate against people are not tolerated. This will require an open culture enabling all their organisation’s people to be empowered to speak up when they see casual and systemic discrimination, in a way that supports learning.
• Supporting their people by giving them access to training, tools and techniques to help them understand what actions and behaviours support – and do not support – inclusivity.
• Continuously reviewing and updating their organisational-wide processes, such as recruitment, to ensure they remain relevant and promote the diversity and difference needed for organisations, and society to thrive.
• Celebrating and acknowledging the value of all aspects of diversity and difference in their organisations.