Equality and Diversity

Simpkins Kenny Ltd fully recognise the diversity and multi-cultural make up of the population of the United Kingdom. As a company we are keen to not only recognise, but also to embrace such diversity.

As a company, we are keen to make use of all experience, talents and skills available in our diverse society where prejudice should be no barrier to achievement. At Simpkins Kenny Ltd, we have the underpinning ethos that all people are respected and valued irrespective of disability, age, gender, nationality, race, colour, origin of sexual orientation.

On this basis Simpkins Kenny Ltd will ensure (as a minimum) that we will:

  • Comply with all Equality Legislation that is relevant to our business.
  • Positively monitor the age, gender, disability, race, colour and ethnicity of our employees.
  • Adopt flexible working practices.
  • Involve and consult all of the stakeholders in our business, especially our employees.
  • Provide effective equality and diversity training to all employees and others under our control.
  • Keep up to date with Equality and Diversity developments.
  • Continually strive to improve our Equality and Diversity performance and knowledge.
  • Maintain appropriate Health and Safety procedures.
  • Provide adequate resources to ensure that our policy is implemented.
  • Ensure all of our employees area aware and informed of our policy.
  • Ensure that all of our employees comply with the policy system.
  • Carry out a periodic review and audit regarding compliance with our policy.
  • Maintain Equality and Diversity objectives and performance standards.

We will also ensure that:

  • No employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, age, gender, nationality, race, colour, origin or sexual orientation.
  • No employee is disadvantaged by any conditions, requirements, criteria, provisions, procedures or practices that cannot be justified on non gender, non ageist or non racist grounds.
  • No employee is victimised for taking any action against any form of discrimination or harassment.
  • No employee is instructed or put under pressure to discriminate against or harass someone on grounds of race age race, gender, disability age or sexual orientation.
  • The practice is free of unwanted conduct that violates the dignity of employees or creates an
  • intimidating, degrading, hostile, offensive or humiliating working environment.
  • Opportunities for employment, training and promotion are equally available to all employees.
  • Selection for employment, training and promotion, access to benefits, facilities and services, will be based solely on merit and will be fair and equitable.