EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION POLICY
Zhero is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment where everyone is treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) policy outlines Zhero’s commitment to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and ensuring inclusion across all aspects of our organisation.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- Promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in all employment practices, policies, and decision-making processes within Zhero.
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, and bias based on protected characteristics, such as age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
- Create a culture that encourages and celebrates diversity, fostering a sense of belonging and respect for all employees.
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines related to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and stakeholders of Zhero, including temporary workers, consultants, and clients, in relation to their interactions and activities within the organisation.
4. EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PRINCIPLES
- Equal Opportunities
Zhero is committed to providing equal opportunities in recruitment, selection, training, development, promotion, and other employment-related decisions. All individuals will be treated fairly and without discrimination based on protected characteristics.
- Valuing Diversity
Zhero recognizes and values the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that employees bring to the organisation. We believe that diversity enriches our work environment and enhances our ability to innovate and serve our clients effectively.
- Inclusion and Respect
Zhero aims to create an inclusive work environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and supported. We encourage open dialogue, collaboration, and active participation from all employees, fostering a culture of inclusivity and belonging.
- Harassment and Discrimination
Zhero has zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, or any form of offensive behaviour based on protected characteristics. Such behaviour is strictly prohibited and will be addressed through appropriate disciplinary measures.
- Reasonable Accommodation
Zhero is committed to making reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities or specific needs, ensuring they can fully participate in the workplace. Requests for accommodations will be assessed on an individual basis, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Management is responsible for:
- Promoting a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organisation.
- Ensuring compliance with this EDI policy and related laws, regulations, and guidelines.
- Providing resources, training, and support to employees to foster an inclusive work environment.
All employees are responsible for:
- Respecting and treating colleagues, clients, and stakeholders with fairness, dignity, and respect.
- Challenging any behaviour that goes against the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Participating in EDI training programs and initiatives to enhance awareness and understanding.
6. REPORTING AND COMPLAINTS
Zhero encourages employees to report any incidents of discrimination, harassment, or concerns related to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Reports can be made through the designated reporting channels, and all complaints will be handled promptly, fairly, and confidentially.
7. POLICY REVIEW
This EDI policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Updates will be made as necessary to reflect changes in legislation, best practices, and the evolving needs of Zhero.
By adhering to this EDI policy, Zhero strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment that fosters the success and well-being of all employees.
[ZHERO JULY 2023]