Star Anise Celebrates Another Diversity Milestone with Outstanding SME Award

by Press Team in News & Press

DatePosted on June 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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Star Anise is honoured to be recognised as an Outstanding SME Awardee by the Equal Opportunities Commission ("EOC") for our efforts in promoting family status equality and racial equality and inclusion within the workplace.

As an SME in Hong Kong (which constitutes 98% of Hong Kong's business establishments), a city where 8% of its population is non-Chinese, we employ and engage with people from all different ethnic backgrounds, religions and cultures to utilise the talent in our community.

Thank you to all our team members and leaders at the Star Anise family. Star Anise promises to continue our support and demonstrate our commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

The inaugural Equal Opportunity Employer Recognition Scheme promotes the importance of equal opportunities in the workplace and recognises the achievements of employers that demonstrate a commitment to implementing policies and practices on these values.

The EOC gave out awards to employers in the following categories:

  • Equal Opportunity Employer (Gender Equality)
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (Equality for Diverse Abilities)
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (Family Status Equality)
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (Racial Equality and Inclusion)

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Star Anise Legal is among the first batch of 150 signatories to the EOC's Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter (launched in December 2018) which includes global and local companies, law firms, and social enterprises. EOC guides the signatories that formulate and implement policies that foster an inclusive work environment.

Signatory parties can be viewed at the EOC's website at 

About Star Anise 

Star Anise is a leading independent recruitment firm based in Hong Kong specialising in the fields of legal and compliance recruitment. Founded by two former practising Big Law lawyers, since 2010 we have grown into one of the most trusted and reliable names in the legal and compliance recruitment field, acting for major international law firms, conglomerates, banking and financial institutions, listed companies, regulatory bodies and multi-national companies. 

With expert knowledge of the legal and compliance jobs markets in Hong Kong, we cover skilled and qualified professionals at all levels ranging from private practice partners and lawyers, general counsels and in-house counsels, CCOs and compliance professionals, company secretaries, and support staff. 

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