Equality and Diversity Policy

Policy Objective

The policy aim is to ensure Effective Energy maintains an environment where no one faces discrimination and the contribution of all staff is recognised and valued.

Policy Owners

Our board of directors has overall responsibility for the effective operation of this policy and for ensuring compliance with this policy.

Day-to-day operational responsibility is managed by the most senior manager available on site on any given day.

All managers must set an appropriate standard of behaviour, lead by example and ensure that those they manage adhere to this policy and promote our aims and objectives with regard to equal opportunities.

Primary Audience

This policy applies to every employee and every subcontractor under Effective Energy’s control. Suppliers that are working on our behalf or in our name, through outsourcing of services, processes or any business activity, will be required to act consistently with this policy. Partners are encouraged by Effective Energy to adopt a similar policy, and adequate procedures.

Scope and purpose

This policy applies to all aspects of our relationship with all staff and to relations between staff members at all levels. This includes job advertisements, recruitment and selection, training and development, opportunities for promotion, conditions of service, pay and benefits, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment.

Policy statement

The Company is committed to creating an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued and to eliminating harassment, bullying, victimisation and discrimination and encouraging equality and diversity amongst our staff.

Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee will feel respected and able to give their best. We therefore oppose all forms of harassment, bullying, victimisation and unlawful and unfair discrimination.

We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age (the protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff treat visitors, clients, customers, suppliers and former staff members.