Equality and diversity
As both a provider of home and a major employer, we recognise we have a moral and legal responsibility to promote equality and diversity in relation to our staff and our customer.
We believe that everyone has the right to fair treatment and equality of opportunities, recognising that our customers and employees come from diverse backgrounds and have a diverse range of needs.
We will ensure there is equality of opportunities in terms of access to Together Housing's services by ensuring that particular needs of customers are recognised and accommodated, and embedded into everyday delivery of services appropriate to the needs of the diverse communities within the areas we work.
We will produce an annual Equality and Diversity Action Plan. This will be published on our website for residents and stakeholders to see. It will be promoted to our staff and performance updates will be reported to the Remuneration and Governance Committee. We will also seek external accreditation to benchmark our performance and progress against other housing associations and those outside the sector where appropriate.
We will ensure that prospective and present employees are afforded fair treatment and equality of opportunity in relation to recruitment, selection, terms and conditions of employment, training, learning and development and career progression; we will treat all staff and customers with fairness and respect, creating an environment such that no-one receives less favourable treatment because of their background.
We will work in partnership with others to promote diversity, including when procuring goods and services.