Pearson also committed that representation at management levels of the company would reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the geographies where we operate by 2025 and that we would regularly track that progress. In doing that, we have committed to a corporate culture that is inclusive and equitable, where all employees feel respected, valued, and have a sense of belonging.
We are making a major investment in a new talent recruiting platform and we have started revising many of our recruitment and hiring practices. We have also launched a leadership development program to support Black and ethnically diverse employees, with the first cohort already selected and in the program. In addition, we've recruited a Chief Diversity Officer, who will build a team of employees and the infrastructure to continue the long-term work of diversity, equity and inclusion across the company.
Further, we revised our Code of Conduct in September to include our anti-racism commitment. Our employees received two extra volunteer days to devote to social justice causes in communities around the world and we were proud to provide Election Day as a holiday for our US employees in order to support voting rights.