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The Company is committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and contribute to its business success, irrespective of their sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief. This is a key employment values to which all employees are expected to give their full support.
In order to create conditions in which this goal can be realised, the Company is committed to identifying and eliminating unlawful discriminatory practices, procedures and attitudes throughout the Company. The company expects employees to support this commitment and to assist in its realisation in all possible ways.
Specifically, the Company aims to ensure that no employee or candidate is subject to unlawful discrimination, whether directly or indirectly, on the grounds of sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief. This commitment applies to all aspects of employment.
Equal Opportunities practice is developing constantly as social attitudes and legislation change. The Company will keep its policies under review and will implement changes where these could improve equality of opportunity. This commitment applies to all the Company’s employment policies and procedures, not just those specifically connected to equal opportunities.
Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity
Recent research and recommendations say that the construction industry needs to use all the talent and skill of the population to meet demands for skills and productivity.
Certain parts of the population are poorly represented in the industry, especially black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, women and people with a disability.
Equality and diversity is not a minority issue, it concerns us all. We all have a responsibility to ensure that we ‘mainstream’ diversity into everything we do – from a legal, business, social and moral perspective. Without it we cannot work towards developing tolerance, respect for difference, prosperity and diverse business growth.
What is diversity?
There are several meanings of diversity from a variety of agencies and organisations. But most regard it as recognising and valuing people’s differing backgrounds, knowledge and experiences, and using those differences to create an effective and productive workforce.