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Equality North East

Equality Standard

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For further information regarding the 'Equality Standard' please complete the Expression of Interest form →

The Standard is a nationally acknowledged practical tool to help organizations of all sizes and sectors embed equality.

The Standard will help your business:

  • Achieve tangible business benefits
  • Reduce the risk of discrimination litigation
  • Achieve fairness in the workplace and embrace diversity
  • Improve competence when seeking to bid for work with the Public Sector

Principle components of the Standard are:

  • Business/leadership commitment to equality
  • Policies and procedures that actively promote equality
  • Promotion of a diverse culture

The Standard is awarded in recognition that you actually plan and promote good equality and diversity practices in the workplace. Achieving the Standard can help you become an employer and supplier of choice in a marketplace that now expects employers to recognise equality and diversity and the needs of the individual and society.

There are two options to choose from:

The Equality Standard ‘Gold Award’ or The Equality Standard

The Equality Standard ‘Gold Award’ is relevant to organisations of all sizes and from all sectors who wish to visibly demonstrate that they lead the field in their approach to equality and diversity.
Smaller VCS organisations, SME's and Sole Trader's may wish to opt for the more practical approach of 'The Equality Standard' which will help them implement the policies and practices that will aid compliance and good practice. 'The Equality Standard' will still be recognised evidence of their good practice when contracting with the Public Sector or when applying for funding.

Information about the Equality Standard is available in Welsh please email thestandard@equality-ne.co.uk to request a copy of 'An Introduction to the Equality Standard' in Welsh.

Mae gwybodaeth am y Safon Gydraddoldeb ar gael yn Gymraeg, anfonwch neges e-bost at thestandard@equality-ne.co.uk i ofyn am gopi o 'Cyflwyniad i'r Safon Gydraddoldeb' (An Introduction to the Equality Standard) yn Gymraeg.