Equality and Diversity

Encouraging the principles of equality and diversity are key to the successful and inclusive culture that lies at the heart of our business. Regular training is provided for all employees, reiterating the importance of equal opportunities and best practice behaviours. Site HR managers have been trained in equality and diversity principles to roll these out to all middle and senior management teams. All employment decisions, including recruitment and internal promotions, are based on merit, qualification and abilities and are not influenced or affected by an individual’s race, colour, nationality, religion, gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We employ 5,624 people, up from the previous year of 4,945, and we hired 3,261 agency workers. In total, we provide employment for 8,885 people of which 35 per cent are female.

We recognise the benefits of diversity and our diversity policy provides equality and fairness.

There are no differences in the pay structure for males and females performing the same or similar roles