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To show a commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, two of Hong Kong’s biggest transport companies – Citybus and New World First Bus – have signed up to the Racial  Diversity & Inclusion charter for employers.

Bravo Transport, which owns both bus companies, also signed up to the charter. 

Launched by the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2018, the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers is an initiative that aims to encourage employers to promote racial equality and diversity in organisations across Hong Kong.

“Being the first public transport operator to sign the charter, Bravo has been fostering a fair, respectful and harmonious working environment for colleagues through company policies, training and education, recruitment and staff volunteer activities. We wish to set an example in the industry to build an ideal workplace by promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion,” Bravo Transport said in a press release.

Bravo purchased both Citybus and NWFB in August 2020 from holding company NWS.

“The additional financial resources generated from the transaction will allow the group to leverage on our strong foundation to capture the opportunities ahead. We believe that the new shareholders can continue to develop and optimise the high-quality services delivered by NWFB and Citybus and create a bright future,” Eric Ma, CEO of NWS, said at the time.

Citybus and NWFB employ more than 5000 workers in Hong Kong, operating around 200 routes with a fleet of more than 1700 buses and transported an estimated one million passengers per day.