Equal Opportunities

A F. Blakemore appreciates that everyone is different and has something unique to offer.  The company wants to respect and understand these differences and make the most of everyone’s talents. 

A.F. Blakemore actively promotes equal opportunities throughout the business.

The company’s commitment to ensuring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is:

  • To promote an inclusive culture for all our staff, others who work with us, and the communities that we serve. 
  • To provide opportunities that are accessible and appropriate for everyone.
  • To provide organisational capability for continuous improvement, learning and sharing good practice.
  • To work towards the elimination of all forms of discrimination and harassment.
  • To positively promote equality throughout all our activities and communications.
  • To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our employees and stakeholders are recognised and valued.
  • To create a working environment that promotes dignity and respect for all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
  • To ensure training, development and progression opportunities are available to all.
  • To regularly review all employment practices and procedures to ensure that no job applicants, employees or stakeholders are treated less favourably than others.
  • To treat breaches of the equality policy seriously and to take disciplinary action when required.
  • To provide information and training to all employees so that they are fully aware of the issues relating to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and their responsibilities relating to it.
  • To ensure our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy is fully implemented.
  • To monitor and review the policy annually.

The company will ensure that everyone is respected and can give of their best, irrespective of who they are or what job they do.

Staff with management, recruitment and selection and/or training responsibilities will be given guidance in the implementation of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy to ensure that they understand the company’s objectives and commitments as well as their own position in law.