Equality and diversity

Equality

The Company is committed to equality in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful and/or unfair discrimination or harassment because of a protected characteristic of:

  • age; 
  • race;
  • religion or belief;
  • sex;
  • sexual orientation;
  • marriage and civil partnership;
  • pregnancy and maternity;
  • disability; and
  • gender reassignment.

Diversity

Altrad Services recognises, values and celebrates difference in its employees. Recognising that its employees are individuals with visible and non-visible differences and by respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contribution, which is beneficial not only for the individual but for the Company. Associates from different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences can bring fresh ideas and perceptions, can make the way work is done more efficient and our products and services more relevant.

Equality and diversity are not inter-changeable but inter-dependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is not valued and harnessed.

Our aim is to manage everyone openly, honestly and fairly developing a bond of trust with them. To help us reflect the local community in which we operate, we aim to ensure that decisions of recruitment, selection, training, promotion and career management are based solely on fair and objective job-related criteria.

The primary responsibility rests with the Company to ensure there is no unlawful discrimination, however, measures to eliminate discrimination or promote equality and diversity should be understood and supported by all employees.

Managers have particular responsibility for the implementation of this policy, but everyone is required to ensure that the policy is maintained and implemented. Any associate who fails to observe the principles of this policy will be subject to the Company’s disciplinary policy. Breach of this policy, (including but not limited to sexual or racial discrimination) may result in disciplinary action being taken up to and including dismissal.