Issue Date: January 2022
Next Review: January 2023
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY STATEMENT
The Company is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. The Company is committed to building a culture that values openness, fairness and transparency with a workforce that is truly representative of all sections of society and where each employee feels respected and able to achieve their potential.
The Company will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation and is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
These commitments relate to all employees, secondees, agency staff, clients, communities, suppliers and contractors, whether permanent or temporary. This applies to all processes relating to employment and training and to any dealings with customers and clients. Decisions relating to customers and communities will be based on business-related criteria only.
All employees are responsible for the promotion and advancement of this policy. Behaviour, actions or words that transgress the policy will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in line with the Company's disciplinary policy.
The commitment to this policy will ensure all employees are treated equitably and with respect and dignity, to encourage them to achieve their full potential free from prejudice and discrimination.