Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

BCDM is committed to being an organisation that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion through every aspect of its governance, staffing and distribution of resources.

Diversity is one of our key strengths and is fundamental to our success. We value the diversity of all and recognise peoples’ distinct, intersectional identities and their role in enhancing our culture. We want to ensure that everyone thrives, are treated equally, are respected and we are committed to eliminate practices that undermine or are harmful to anyone involved in the activities of our business.

We therefore have a zero tolerance of unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment of anyone connected with the business, specifically related to their race, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital or partnership status or maternity and pregnancy and are committed to take appropriate action to address it. In addition we strive to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between all people involved with or connected to the business.

We are committed to developing a culture of excellence and will create an environment where people can address and debate differences and constantly reflect on practices to drive improvement. We recognise that conversations and debate on areas of equality, diversity and inclusion are often challenging and that people will make mistakes. We will openly acknowledge our mistakes and take accountability to improve practices and ensure mistakes are not repeated.

Through our policies, practices and behaviours we will build a culture of equality, openness, inclusion, fairness and transparency. We will do this by avoiding assumptions and by checking in with people’s lived experience to ensure equity of opportunity.