QuickPrint is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities and aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. We will support and develop the staff providing them with access to facilities, personal and career development opportunities, employment and study on the basis of equality. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and advancing equality on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, including lack of belief, sex and sexual orientation and to fostering good relations between different groups.
This commitment supports the organisational principles of QuickPrint and upholds the ethos of establishing a culture based on dignity, courtesy and respect.
This policy builds upon the foundation of equality legislation and anti-discrimination guidance and strives, not only to comply with legal requirements, but to use these to ensure that we exemplify best practice.
This is an overarching policy designed to outline the fundamental principles of our commitment to equality and diversity and will be supported by specific equality policies and action plans.
The policy applies to all staff employed on a full or part time basis, temporary, permanent and agency staff.
Under Equality legislation it is unlawful to:
The aim of this policy is to ensure that in carrying out its activities QuickPrint will have due regard to:
In the implementation of this policy QuickPrint will aim:
Equal opportunities refers to the elimination of unlawful and unfair direct and indirect discrimination of particular groups and promoting equal access, treatment and outcomes that take into account specific needs of individuals.
Diversity encompasses visible and non-visible individual differences that includes, but is not limited to, differences protected by anti-discrimination legislation. Appreciating diversity is about valuing differences and recognising that everyone through their unique mixture of skills and experience has their own valuable contribution to make.
It is the aim of QuickPrint that individuals and groups within the business are not only treated on the basis of equality, but that their diverse contributions to social and cultural life of the business are recognised and developed.
It is incumbent upon all members of QuickPrint to behave with dignity, courtesy and respect and to act in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate at all times:
All staff will have equal access to induction, personal and career development opportunities and facilities.
Probation and appraisal procedures will be clear and transparent and will be applied fairly across all staff.
Equality and diversity awareness raising and training will be mandatory for all staff in order to raise awareness of equality and diversity and the contents of this policy.
This policy will normally be available on QuickPrint’s website at www.quickprint.co.uk
It will also be available in printed form on request and, if requested, will be made available in different formats, eg large print, audio.
Richard Frayne, Managing Director, QuickPrint, Sweetbrier Lane, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 3AS Tel 01392 271739.
Statistics will be gathered to monitor equality across all aspects of QuickPrint’s processes and will be used to inform future practice.
Any information disclosed to QuickPrint in relation to equality and diversity issues will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with legislative requirements.
Contravention of the Equality and Diversity policy will be treated as a disciplinary matter and offenders will be dealt with.