(Reuters) – Less than half of Black Lloyd's staff in London believe that leading leaders in the insurance market create opportunities for all, and only two-thirds believe they mean what they say, the market's second annual cultural survey showed on Monday.
Seventy-four percent of the total respondents believed that leaders created opportunities for all, according to the survey in response to criticism in recent years of Lloyd & # 39 ;s lack of diversity, which employs nearly 50,000 people in drawing and brokerage firms.  The number who see equal opportunities from top management decreased to 63-64% for Asian and mixed ethnic groups and 46% for employees identified as black or black British.
Sixty-nine percent of black / black British employees knew senior leaders mean what they said, compared to 82% of all respondents.
Lloyds said in a statement that improving the experience for black and ethnic minority staff was a “top priority. It will set targets for ethnicity in the second quarter of 2021
Lloyds, who last year apologized for the 330-year-old market's 'shameful' role in the 18th and 19th century Atlantic slave trade, is also looking for an archivist whose details will include investigating artifacts related to the African and Caribbean history of slavery and abolition, according to an ad on the company's website. the survey showed. Lloyd & # 39 ;s has set a short-term goal of 35% of the leadership positions to be held by women on December 31, 2023.
In a market with a reputation for heavy drinking, only 13% of respondents had seen excessive alcohol consumption. in the last 12 months, compared to 24% in the previous survey. Lloyd's insurance floor was closed for several months last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey was conducted between 29 September and 1 November 2020 and received 6,171 responses.