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Big companies not monitoring race relations

Many top companies within the UK are failing to take race relations seriously despite the positive commercial impact on those that have, according to a new survey.

Link: Profile: Mei Sim Lai, Ethnic Minority Business Forum

The Race for Opportunity rankings of 120 compaies, part of a campaign headed by Royal Mail chairman Allan Leighton, shows that only 18 FTSE 100 companies take any kind of action to monitor their progress on ethnic minority employees, customers and suppliers.

Topping the list of racially aware private companies was Lloyds TSB which claimed that sales had risen by as much as 30% in branches where staffing had been changed to reflect the ethnicity of its customers.

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