Use and all of its entities are committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
We recognise Equality, Diversity and Inclusion under the following definitions –
Equality is about providing everybody with equal opportunity and not treating them differently or discriminating against them because of their characteristics.
Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people, and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences. Use recognise these protected characteristics to include gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality, social background, disability and neurodiversity, such as autism and dyslexia.
Inclusion refers to an individual’s experience within the workplace and wider society, and the extent to which they feel valued and included.
Our aim at Use is to be truly representative of all sections of society and our members, employees and visitors to feel respected and able to give their best.
Use will actively encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in through the Use Pillars as they are good practice and make business sense.
Use will create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all employees are recognised and valued.
Use has adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as set by the United Nations. These provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. This policy will specifically focus on engaging with the following Sustainable Development Goals:
We will take the time to listen to any members, employees or visitors who want to share their experiences, both positive and negative. This will help develop our understanding of each individuals’ experiences and help create a better and more inclusive environment.
We will always endeavour to provide the necessary support our members, employees and visitors need to facilitate their time and experiences of Use.
We recognise that as a small independent business we cannot understand the experiences of all of our members, employees and visitors. As such we commit to training and educating ourselves as best as possible to be empathetic and supportive.
We understand that as conversations and the experiences of diverse groups expand, we continually monitor and engage in the necessary changes to continue to support our members, employees and visitors.
5. Provide a Platform
We want to share your passion and business endeavours. As a part of Use we commit to championing your work across our platforms.
The equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by senior management.