We are committed to providing a safe space for our team, the people in our care and the wider community to feel welcome and valued.
With this in mind, we stand firm in our conviction to never discriminate on any grounds, whether indirectly, directly, or by association. This includes race, gender, gender reassignment, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, HIV status, and disability (encompassing sensory and physical disabilities, learning disabilities, neurobiological differences, and mental health status).
While we're proud of the strides we've made in fostering diversity and inclusivity, we know there's always more work to do. That's why we continually strive to improve and refine our policies and practices, ensuring that our commitment to celebrating diversity remains at the heart of everything we do.
So, to all members of our community - current and future - we say this: You are welcomed, valued, and an essential part of the vibrant tapestry that makes our community so unique and special. Together, we will continue championing diversity and inclusivity, paving the way for a brighter and more equitable future for all.
Businesses that display the Pride in Business branding on their website recognise the positive benefits that a diverse workforce brings to their organisations, and wish to show current and potential employees, customers and suppliers that they are fully supportive of diversity, inclusion and the LGBTQ+ community.
The businesses commit to communicating their participation with Pride in Business with all members of their workforce; and also commit to adopting the following four Standards of Conduct aimed at tackling discrimination against LGBTQ+ people:
All businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights — including the rights of LGBTQ+ people — in their operations and business relationships. Businesses are expected to adopt policies, exercise due diligence, and, in cases where their decisions or activities have adversely affected the enjoyment of human rights, remediate such impacts.
Employees and other people with whom the business engages are entitled to freedom from discrimination. Businesses should ensure that there is no discrimination in their recruitment, employment, working conditions, benefits, respect for privacy, or treatment of harassment.
LGBTQ+ individuals are employees, managers, business owners, customers, and community members, among others, and yet many face formidable obstacles to workplace acceptance and inclusion. Businesses are expected to provide a positive, affirmative environment within their organisation so that LGBTQ+ employees can work with dignity and without stigma.
Businesses should ensure that they do not discriminate against LGBTQ+ suppliers or distributors, or against LGBTQ+ customers in accessing the company’s products and/or services. In their business relationships, businesses should also encourage business partners to not discriminate. Where a business partner discriminates against LGBTQ+ people, businesses should use their leverage to seek to prevent that act of discrimination or discontinue such business partnerships. This means looking beyond avoiding discrimination to address issues of violence, bullying, intimidation, ill-treatment, incitement to violence, or other abuses against LGBTQ+ people that a company may be implicated in through their products, services, or business relationships. Companies should also ensure that they provide access to products and services to LGBTQ+ customers.
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