Six ways the drinks industry can support racial diversity

17th August, 2020 by Lauren Eads

Recognise any unconscious bias

While overt racism is unacceptable, there are also aspects of white privilege that can infiltrate the workplace unconsciously, working against Black and ethnic minority groups. Starting to acknowledge this unconscious bias is a first step towards improving inclusivity.

Management need to lead, but it’s important that staff members also understand any unconscious bias and how they might be benefiting from a system without realising it. Look closely at recruitment processes and the potential for unconscious prejudice to occur. Supporting diversity in the workplace is not just about having Black, Asian and ethnic minority members within the workforce, but ensuring their path to securing a job, future promotions, progression and support is equal.

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