Equal Opportunities Policy


Climate17 recognises that discrimination in the workplace in any form, is unacceptable and in most cases unlawful.

Our Equal Opportunities Policy is in place to ensure that all aspects of our organisation we respect and support diversity and equality.

This policy acts to ensure our candidates, clients and employees are treated fairly and without favour or prejudice. We are committed to applying this policy throughout all areas of our organisation.

With respect to candidate suitability, in all situations people will be judged solely on merit or ability.

The following sets down the key points of the policy, and any breach of the policy will lead to disciplinary action.

  • All Climate17 employees have a duty to observe and apply the policy at all times.
  • The policy will be implemented in accordance with the requirements of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986, the Race Relations Act 1976, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • To ensure that we reach the widest cross section of the community, all vacancies are advertised through the appropriate independent media, as well as being advertised internally.
  • Climate17 will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic, or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political opinion/affiliation, age or religion.
  • Interview questions will be related to the requirements of the job and we will not seek irrelevant qualifications. Applicants will be short listed/selected solely on the basis of capability.
  • We have a Grievance Procedure which is available to any individual who believes that they have been discriminated against
  • All our staff have an obligation to make a positive contribution towards engendering an environment of equal opportunity throughout the business.

Climate17 regularly reviews, communicates and updates this policy as legislation updates.