PES SECURITY - SIA Security Officers and Event Safety Stewards.
PES Security Equal Opportunities Policy
 
Principles
 
PES Security wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We aim to encourage, value and manage diversity and we recognise that talent and potential are distributed across the population.  Not only are there moral and social reasons for promoting equality of opportunity, it is in the best interest of this organisation to recruit and develop the best people for our jobs from as wide and diverse a pool of talent as possible.  That diversity adds value.
 
PES Security recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination. 
 
Discrimination can be direct or indirect (where there is a requirement or condition on all, but which has an adverse impact on a particular group and cannot be justified).
 
All forms of discrimination are unacceptable, regardless of whether there was any intention to discriminate or not.  Employees have a duty to co-operate with PES Security to ensure that this policy is effective in ensuring equal opportunities and in preventing discrimination.  Employees should draw the attention of their supervisor to suspected discriminatory acts or practices or cases of bullying or harassment.
 
Statement of Intent
 
PES Security aims to create a culture that respects and values each others’ differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. 
 
We aim to remove any barriers, bias or discrimination that prevent individuals or groups from realising their potential and contributing fully to our organisation’s performance and to develop an organisational culture that positively values diversity.
 
We are committed wherever practicable, to achieving and maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.
 
Every possible step will be taken to ensure that individuals are treated fairly in all aspects of their employment at PES Security.
 
One major area for consideration under equal opportunities is PES Security's recruitment and selection procedure. 
 
Our aim is that the workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society.  Selection for employment or promotion or any other benefit will be on the basis of merit and ability only.  Selection for training will be on the basis of job requirement only.  Intimidation, harassment and bullying will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action.  
 
PES Security will challenge discrimination in its own policies.  It aims to provide equality and fairness irrespective of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.
 
This policy is signed by:-
 
John Kerr, Security Manager.
PES Security 
Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground,
Riverside,
Chester-le-Street,
County Durham, 
DH3 3QR.