This policy sets out Adappt’s approach to equality and diversity. Adappt is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.
Adappt aims to be an inclusive organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities throughout employment including in the recruitment, training and development of employees, and to proactively tackling and eliminating discrimination.
At Adappt, we consider that equality means breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities and access for all groups both in employment, and to goods and services.
We consider diversity to mean celebrating difference and valuing everyone. Each person is an individual with visible and non-visible differences and by respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contributions which is beneficial not only for the individual but for Adappt too.
We acknowledge that equality and diversity are not interchangeable but interdependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is not valued and harnessed.
The rights and obligations set out in this policy apply equally to all employees, whether part time or full time on a substantive or fixed-term contract, and also to associated persons such as secondees, agency staff, contractors and others employed under a contract of service.
You have personal responsibility for the application of this policy. As part of your employee induction, you are expected to read and familiarise yourself with this policy.
This policy is also of particular relevance to directors, line managers and other employees concerned with recruitment, training and promotion procedures and employment decisions which affect others.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that, in carrying out its activities, Adappt will have due regard to:
This policy is guided by the following principles:
The successful implementation of all strands of this policy relies on the main streaming of equality and diversity issues within the Adappt’s processes. This will be achieved through the implementation of agreed Action Plans, which will be developed and implemented by the HR Division in conjunction with all Adappt staff stakeholder groups.
Training will be provided to all managers and employees and their representatives to support the implementation of the policy. Further Appropriate actions will be identified and implemented on an ongoing basis.
This statement applies to Adappt Ltd and all its subsidiaries.
Last updated 1st June 2020