Croydon Equalities Pledges

The Croydon Equalities Pledge has been created so organisations can reinforce the borough’s commitment to treat everyone equally and fairly and giving them the freedom to be who they are.

George Floyd Race Matters Pledge

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Adopt the pledge today, make your public declaration against inequality and stand united with Croydon


  • We are working to become an anti-racist organisation by embedding this in our strategies, actions and behaviours and by making a difference to the lived experience of our communities
  • Committing to zero tolerance of racism from employees, residents, customers and service users by challenging racist behaviour or stereotypes expressed by individuals   
  • Developing our knowledge of anti-racist practice by listening and responding to experiences of staff and the wider community 
  • Developing an understanding of the role that power, privilege, identity and disadvantage that impacts on the lived experience of all staff in particular those from African/African Caribbean, other African heritage communities 
  • Undertaking whole workforce training on unconscious bias and encouraging staff to safely challenge such bias during day to day conversations 
  • Developing cultural awareness by learning more about African/African Caribbean and African other history and cultural practices to develop understanding of staff and customers through podcasts, videos, documentaries and by attending events
  • Promoting good relationships between groups which share cultural similarities and those that don’t by encouraging communities to celebrate together as one 
  • Identifying and addressing any ethnicity pay gaps
  • Ensuring that recruitment processes from application, shortlisting, interview and  appointment conducted in a manner that facilitates positive action in recruitment such as media campaigns, advertising imagery and interview panels that represent the diversity of the borough’s population where possible 
  • Developing plans to address challenges where race may not be the only factor and the needs of people may also be in relation to: disability, age, sexual orientation, sex or other protected characteristics.    


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