LONDON - Reed Smith is pleased to announce it has join the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and 75 British companies in signing up to the Change the Race Ratio campaign.

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As a signatory to the campaign the firm has committed to:

  • Increase racial and ethnic diversity among the executive committee 
  • Increase racial and ethnic diversity among the senior management team
  • Be transparent on targets and actions
  • Create and maintain an inclusive culture in which talent from all diversities can thrive 

Tamara Box, Reed Smith’s EME managing partner, said: “Reed Smith is hugely committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in senior leadership positions at work. We know part of the firm’s success lies in its diversity of thought and so we recognise the importance of this campaign. We are proud to be a signatory.”

Testament to the firm’s commitment to improving racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, Reed Smith announced in October last year it had formalised its Racial Equity Action Plan (REAP) by creating specific benchmarks for hiring, retaining and promoting Black lawyers and for advancing pro bono initiatives impacting the Black community – all designed to deconstruct barriers to equity in the legal industry and in our communities.