Our Management is responsible for Group social and ethical policies

The Company’s policy on social responsibility is designed to provide and promote opportunities for employees and to reflect our involvement in the local communities in which we operate.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Aspdin is committed to a policy of diversity and equal opportunities in its employment practices and fully supports the right of all employees to work in an environment which is free of sexual or racial discrimination or of bias related to any disability. The policy aims to ensure that there is no discrimination against employees or applicants on the basis of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, religious beliefs, age or disability. Aspdin recognises the problems that harassment can cause in the workplace and considers harassment of any employee for any reason to be unacceptable.

All employees have a personal responsibility for the practical application of equal opportunities in their everyday dealings and working relationships with colleagues, clients, suppliers and other related parties.

The Company’s external stakeholders are diverse and come from all sections of the population. The structure of the workforce should reflect this diversity to enhance our interaction with the community.

“Equal opportunity” means:

Harassment and victimisation

Aspdin will not tolerate any form of victimisation or sexual or racial harassment

Sexual and racial harassment are both forms of unlawful discrimination. They are characterised by unwanted conduct of a sexual or racial nature, or behaviour which is offensive to the recipient. Sexual harassment does not refer to behaviour which is mutually acceptable; it refers to behaviour which is personally offensive, which fails to respect the rights of others and is such that it could interfere with an individual’s performance and approach to work. This can include unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct.