Canary Wharf Group is the latest business to sign Tower Hamlets Council’s No Place for Hate pledge.
The pledge places responsibility on organisations, individuals and communities to challenge hate and discrimination wherever they come across it.
By signing up to the pledge, Canary Wharf Group is helping make the vision of Tower Hamlets as ‘no place for hate’ a reality – and sending a clear message that hate crime will not be tolerated on the Canary Wharf Estate, or anywhere else in the borough.
Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “Canary Wharf Group is an important local business, and I’m very pleased that it is coming together with the community to oppose intolerance of any kind.”
The pledge is a central part of Tower Hamlets No Place for Hate campaign, which was launched on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 Dec 2008), and condemns all forms of hate and promotes the borough as No Place for Hate.
Howard Dawber, Strategic Advisor at Canary Wharf Group plc said “We take pride in making Canary Wharf a place where people can visit free from fear, intimidation and attack. Canary Wharf, like the rest of Tower Hamlets, is no place for hate. We commend the Council’s excellent initiative to make this a reality.”
Over 70 other organisations and more than 700 individuals, including Sir Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren who are Tower Hamlets residents, have already signed the pledge to spread the message that prejudice is unacceptable.
Canary Wharf Group plc is the owner and developer of the iconic Canary Wharf business and shopping district, home to 95,000 workers and many of the world’s leading businesses, shopping and hospitality brands.