Diversity in Procurement

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we are required to tackle discrimination and promote equality, particularly through our commercial and procurement function.

We have developed a procedure called ‘Diversity in Procurement’ to assist in identifying its aims and aspirations for equality and diversity and the means by which this will be achieved within procurement. 

It demonstrates how legal requirements across the nine recognised protected characteristics (age, disability, race, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy & maternity, marriage & civil partnership and gender reassignment) are put into practice through the procurement process.

We are committed to providing an excellent service in everything we do. We believe there is positive value in reflecting diversity in our suppliers, and we consider it necessary for our partners and suppliers of goods, works and services to have a strong commitment to our equality and diversity principles.

It is necessary for them to demonstrate that steps have been taken to ensure quality and to provide equality of opportunity within their organization.

Refer to the Diversity in Procurement procedure for more details.