Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and to eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

The CIPHE is also committed against unlawful discrimination of members, customers and the public.

Our policy’s purpose

This policy’s purpose is to:

  1. Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time
  1. Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
    • age
    • disability
    • gender reassignment
    • marriage or civil partnership
    • pregnancy and maternity
    • race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
    • religion or belief
    • sex
    • sexual orientation
  1. Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in:
    • pay and benefits
    • terms and conditions of employment
    • dealing with grievances and discipline
    • dismissal
    • redundancy
    • leave for parents
    • requests for flexible working
    • selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities

Our commitments

The CIPHE commits to:

  1. Embrace equality and diversity in everything we do, and promote a diverse culture which encourages inclusion and engagement for everyone who works for and with us
  1. Welcome, value and treat fairly all individuals all individuals who work with and for us
  1. Subject nobody to any form of unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation
  1. To provide all CIPHE members with the same opportunities to contribute positively towards our work, and to access our information and services
  1. To ensure that our policies, procedures and working practices support equality and diversity principles and are free from any unlawful discrimination
  1. To treat any incidents or behaviour which breach our equality and diversity policy seriously and take active steps to address such incidents and behaviour

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