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Equality and diversity

We're committed to treating everyone fairly and creating an environment in which everyone feels valued. We seek to promote equality and diversity in everything we do.

We meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, which means we will not discriminate against customer, supplier or employee on an unfair or unjustifiable basis. The characteristics protected under the Act are:

  • age
  • disability
  • sex
  • gender re-assignment
  • ethnic origin
  • religion
  • sexual orientation
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • marriage and civil partnership

We also will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of:

  • social or economic background
  • criminal background (unless specified in our relevant recruitment policy)
  • lifestyle choice

Positive about disabled people

The Act defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We are proud to hold the Positive about Disabled People accreditation, which is awarded by the Department for Work & Pensions. This demonstrates our commitment to supporting disabled people in the workplace.