Equality and Diversity

Emanuel Whittaker have been at the forefront of the industry in recognising the importance of cohesive communities and the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  Our philosophy is to treat everyone with equal respect regardless of their culture, background, gender, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, education, experiences, opinions or beliefs.

Every employee has an important role to play in promoting the principles of diversity, and we acknowledge the unique contribution they bring to our business. We believe in recruiting and retaining the best people.  That requires that we provide a supportive and inclusive work environment, which allows all staff to develop their skills and achieve their full potential according to their abilities and aspirations.

C2E GoldOur approach to diversity is considered to be amongst the best in the industry, In recognition of our approach, we have been awarded with the ‘GOLD’ standard Committed2Equality (C2E) Accreditation. Emanuel Whittaker can proudly boast at being the first construction company to achieve such an accolade.

Vivienne Duke, Chief Executive at Equality Accreditation Services said:

“During the re accreditation it was clear Emanuel Whittaker had fully embraced the programme through its continual improvement action plan.  Employee feedback was all incredibly positive and it is clear that there is a commitment to the equality agenda at every level in the business.  Not only this – but as thought leaders in the construction industry, Emanuel Whittaker is proactive in openly sharing their good practice across the sector.  A very well deserved achievement”

Click here for a copy of our Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy:

Emanuel Whittaker – Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy – May 2012

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