Equality and Diversity Policy

Our Purpose

The Two Mile Ash Environmental Group is a not-for-profit membership organisation that exists to safeguard and enhance the environment of Two Mile Ash for the benefit of all who live, work, are educated or visit there.
The Group is not an Employer and has no paid staff or workers. Our Volunteers are residents of Two Mile Ash or individuals with a close association with Two Mile Ash. Our Officers and other Committee members stand for election or re-election at our Annual General Meeting to which all members are invited.
As part of our approach to inclusivity we have kept our Annual Household Membership to £5 since our foundation in 2011, so as to be accessible to all.

Ethos

Our ethos is one of mutual interest and support. Two Mile Ash Environmental Group’s practices will ensure that officers and committee members, members, active volunteers, and residents of Two Mile Ash shall not be discriminated against on any grounds that come under the protected characteristics as set out by the Equality Act 2010. These include race, age, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, religious or cultural beliefs, pregnancy and maternity.

Responsibility

TMAEG values its members, volunteers and committee members and expects all to be treated in a respectful and courteous manner, as all have a responsibility to themselves and others to treat everyone and each other with dignity and regard.
The Secretary is responsible for providing advice and guidance on equality and diversity issues, where appropriate, and ensuring all documentation is kept up to date.

Aims

Our core values should include ethical behaviour. TMAEG will provide equality of opportunity and equal treatment as an integral part of good practice. We are committed to an environment in which the contributions, needs and wellbeing of everyone are fully valued and recognised. We will support our members, volunteers and committee members in not tolerating any inappropriate, violent or abusive behaviour from other members or from third parties.

Data Collection

TMAEG complies with the requirements of the GDPR 2018.

Dealing with Third Parties

TMAEG will not unlawfully discriminate when dealing with third parties.

Complaints and Sanctions

TMAEG will treat any complaint of unlawful discrimination on any stated grounds seriously, made by members, volunteers or third parties and will take action where appropriate.

 

This is a current copy of this policy as approved by the TMAEG Committee and signed by its Chairman on 5th June 2021, and endorsed by Resolution at the Annual General Meeting of TMAEG on 25th September 2021.

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