Equal Opportunities, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Salubritas Consultants Ltd is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion in its workforce when services within the construction projects.
This Policy sets out how Salubritas Consultants Ltd will address the needs of people and communities who have protected characteristics as specified within Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty (or other relevant or equivalent legislation) including the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Equality Act requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Special Groups
There are special protections for pregnant women. In the case of disability, employers and service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome barriers experienced by disabled people. We will seek to:
• Work with people and processes embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities
• Engage stakeholders, communities, interest groups, local/national government, professional bodies and industry
• Approach our activities proactively by minimising the potential for discrimination, harassment and bullying
• Seek out opportunities to promote inclusive development
• Taking into account the protected characteristics groups and their needs
• Create opportunities for local, disadvantaged and underrepresented people; and
• Increasing equal opportunity, skills and employment and promote equal outcomes in our services.
Recruitment
Salubritas Consultants Ltd is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment by:
• Developing and implementing recruitment and selection processes that are open and fair
• Enabling the selection of best talents and build a workforce that reflects the communities it serves
• Promoting an environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation
• Providing training support and encouragement to employees and workers so that they can develop their careers and enhance their contribution to the organisation
• Making all employees and workers aware of their responsibility for promoting workplace equality diversity and inclusion; and
• Involving employees and workers and their representatives in the development implementation monitoring and review of human resources policies, procedures and flexible working arrangements.
Duty of All
All employees and workers should treat each other with dignity and respect whilst at work. Any employee who feels they have not been treated in accordance with this policy is entitled to raise the matter through the Grievance Policy and Procedure.
Complaint Management
All complaints will be dealt with fairly and respectfully, regardless of the protected characteristic of the individual making the complaint.
Assistance will be given to people who wish to make a complaint but require support or a different format to do so.
We encourage informal resolution and will provide a management open door for people to call for help.
We will regularly collect, monitor and analyse diversity data; including information about the gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and belief or disability information provided by employees and job applicants to make sure our employment processes are fair and are achieving the aims of this policy.
All complaints will be taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly and confidentially.
If an employee or worker is found to have breached the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, they may be subject to disciplinary action which could result in dismissal.
Our Managing Director is ultimately responsible for the equality, diversity & inclusion of all project members and for setting safety objectives. She will execute this Policy through adequate provision of resources and through regular consultation with employees to exchange current, relevant safety information.
This policy applies to all workers including employees, consultants, temporary workers, agency staff, secondees and other third parties working on behalf of Salubritas Consultants Ltd. Employees and the supply chain working directly or indirectly within Salubritas’ project(s) will work collaboratively to support this Policy.
This policy will be reviewed annually or more frequently in response to legislative changes and/or other significant triggers.
The Policy will be communicated to Salubritas Consultants Ltd’ team members and all organisations working directly for our project(s).
The Managing Director
01.05.2019