DMS Media Ltd (the Company) is committed to ensuring its workplace is fair and equal. Equality, diversity and inclusion are core values and at the heart of future policy development. We promise:
The Company seeks to be inclusive and accessible. Through its policies and actions it aims to integrate the principle of equal treatment into all aspects of its day-to-day business.
Defining equality, diversity and inclusion
Equal treatment involves much more than simply treating everyone alike; it requires a recognition that some groups and individuals have particular and specific needs that need to be met if they are to enjoy equal access to the services offered by the Company.
We recognise that the Company may need to provide its services in a range of different or more flexible ways, in order to ensure genuine equality of access or opportunity for groups and individuals who approach those services from a position of persistent and longstanding disadvantage.
Valuing diversity involves an acknowledgement of the benefits and intrinsic worth derived from the range of difference within our community, and fostering it as a strength. We aim to celebrate and to value the differences between individuals’ cultural, social and intellectual contribution to the Company and will seek to promote greater mutual understanding between groups and individuals who reflect these differences, and will seek to utilise the talents and experiences that each and every individual can bring to the Company.
Inclusion involves the Company and its staff in designing and operating flexible services, practices and procedures that take appropriate account of the needs of both staff, clients and visitors.
The Company endorses wholeheartedly the principles of the Equality Act 2010 and is committed to the positive promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion amongst all employees of the Company, as well as its contributors. To achieve this the Company will:
The Company will give protection against unfair discrimination on the grounds of:
The Company recognises that equality issues are complex, and that it has responsibilities to others, including, but not limited to, people with caring responsibilities and students who are leaving local authority care.
The Company is a functionally diverse organisation operating in a local, national and international context. We expect all staff, contributors, partners and contractors to behave in accordance with this policy and to have regard for the Company’s values.
The principles of equality, diversity and inclusion apply to the way in which staff and contributors should treat each other, and to all visitors, contractors, sub-contractors, service providers, suppliers, former staff and any other persons associated with the functions of the Company. However, it is acknowledged that some of the international contexts in which the Company operates may place restrictions on the extent to which this policy can govern the practices of partners and contractors.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Company and its Managers will:
All Staff and Contributors of the Company will:
The Company will use and draw upon research and advice undertaken by Acas in the development and review of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
Review and Update Arrangements
The policy will be reviewed regularly and may also be amended from time to time to reflect and take account of changes in legislation and best practice.