Equality and Inclusion
The council’s ambition is to make Croydon a stronger, fairer place where no community is held back. It acknowledges its statutory equality duty as a public sector employer under s149 of the Equality Act 2010. The council ensures staff, residents and service users are treated equally, with dignity and respect, regardless of: age, disability, race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin), sexual orientation, sex, religion or belief (including philosophical belief) gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
It will engage in a range of activities in order to translate our commitment to equality into practice and to meet our legal duties, these can be found in its Equality Policy 2016-2020 The council expects its local market to ‘Be Best’ and encourages businesses to implement best practice in fairness, equality and sustainability through their business practices
Companies that embrace equality policies outperform their competitors. Diversity helps draw top talent and foster innovation, and people perform significantly better when they can be themselves at work.