We are committed to ensuring that our people are treated fairly, with respect, and are not discriminated against on the basis of any factor which is not directly relevant to job performance. This applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, training, deployment, career development, and promotion.
We understand that equality of opportunity and valuing diversity are to the benefit of our people in seeking to further their skills and abilities. We help and encourage our employees to develop their full potential and ensure that the talents and resources of our workforce are fully utilised. In all cases, selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit is on the basis of aptitude and ability.
The personal commitment of every employee to treat others with dignity and respect and apply the principles of diversity and equality is essential to eliminating discrimination, which we will actively challenge should it arise.
We seek to create a positive working environment that promotes dignity and respect to everyone. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment is tolerated.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and a culture that values individual difference and the contributions of our people.
We ensure that training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
We understand that equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.