The Company is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all job applicants and associates will receive equal treatment regardless of their characteristics, or perceived characteristics and/or association in relation to disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or age. They will also receive equal treatment regardless of their characteristics in relation to marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Codes of Practice relating to these have been produced by various Statutory Bodies and have been used as the basis for all Company policies.
Promotion within the Company is made without regard to race, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, maternity, pregnancy, marital status (Inc. civil partnership), disability or age and is based solely on merit. Selection criteria and procedures will be frequently reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated solely on the basis of their respective merits and abilities.
The Company will deal with all persons with the same attention, courtesy and consideration, regardless of any characteristic.