Diversity and inclusion


Inclusive of race, ethnicity, nationality and faith, Barclays is cultivating a supportive environment where colleagues feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

In today’s global environment it is vital that organisations operate with greater cultural understanding. Our colleagues across our global footprint make up a rich kaleidoscope of nationalities, culture and heritage. Their unique perspectives are invaluable in ensuring we understand what matters to our customers and clients around the world, and help ensure we can provide specialist products and services to meet their needs.

We are committed to supporting all our colleagues, regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality or race. The Multicultural Agenda strategically engages to increase the opportunity to attract world-class colleagues and the diversity of thought-leadership, judgement and innovation required to compete in the changing international landscape and to sustain business success.

Race at Work

Barclays is a proud signatory of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter.

This Charter is composed of 5 principal calls to action for leaders and organisations across all sectors. By signing the charter, we have committed to:

  • Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race
  • Capture ethnicity data and publicise progress
  • Commit at Board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  • Make clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  • Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression

These are practical steps that we are taking to tackle the barriers that ethnic minority people face both in the recruitment process and in their career progression. We believe that our business will only succeed if we have a diverse pool of talent as well as an inclusive and enriched culture.