Companies House Equality & Diversity
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the grounds of their protected characteristics and Companies House remains committed towards being a diverse and equal opportunities employer of choice and to ensure that everyday working life is non-discriminatory and harassment free. Our aim is to achieve this through delivering the Companies House values which are Doing it Right, Making a Difference and Working Together.
Equality is about creating the same level of opportunity for everyone, whilst recognising that some people face barriers that others do not.
Diversity is about encouraging people to be aware and embrace each others attitudes, values and opinions without treating people any differently, without favouritism and by treating different types of people in an equal manner.
Companies House Equality and Diversity Guidance will ensure we will fulfil our legal requirements under the public sector equality duty. Companies House will Equality Impact Assess (EIAs) its policies, functions and practices against the equality duties of race, disability and gender. All current policies and procedures have been assessed at the first stage of screening and we will continue to assess new policies as they are developed.
Companies House will publish the Equality Impact Assessment results annually to comply with the Equality Duty.
Companies House will ensure that there are equal opportunities in recruitment and pre-recruitment initiatives, selection, induction, employment contracts, collective agreements with the trade union, performance reviews, training and all other aspects of employment.
Companies House Diversity Monitoring Reports will demonstrate our commitment in striving towards this aim. We report on our workforce profile and examine a collection of diversity data within this report.