CROYDON EQUALITIES PLEDGE

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In Croydon we believe that all organisations have a role to play in tackling inequalities. By making this pledge as an organisation, we promise to: 

  • positively promote the equality of opportunity for individuals of all characteristics namely: disability, gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership and gender identity, by recognising significant celebrations and awareness days and ensuring that workplace practices do not discriminate against any groups    

  • ensure that there is mandatory training for all staff at all levels in equality, diversity and inclusion every two years, attendance is monitored, and 100% targets set with staff and managers held to account  

  • ensure a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying, publicising the staff code of conduct, providing staff with information on what it is and encouraging people to safely challenge this where it occurs ensuring that people are not treated less favourably for doing so 

  • positively encourage applications from diverse and under-represented groups when advertising for posts and taking actions to respond to under representation in this area identified by organisational data

  • use anonymous recruitment processes which don’t reveal details of race, age, gender, disability or socio-economic status  

  • identify and annually publish pay gaps based on ethnicity, disability and gender and putting actions in place to reduce such pay gaps 

  • provide reasonable adjustments for disabled staff in interviews and employment 

  • develop and agree an equality policy for the organisation which all staff sign up to, and reviewing it every 3 years 

  • collect data on the protected characteristics of staff and aiming to have a workforce which reflects the Croydon community by using positive action recruitment practices and encourage career development for underrepresented staff. 

  • undertake annual staff surveys to identify the impact of organisational actions on employees lived experience and psychological safety at work