Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Chester Zoo (NEZS) is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. We aim for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and for each member of staff to feel respected and able to give their best.

Our policy, for all those who work with and for us, is to provide equality, fairness and respect.

We recognise that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insight to the workplace and enhance the way we work. Each person is an individual, we celebrate differences and value everyone for their contribution.

Reflecting the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 our policy states that we will not tolerate any acts of unlawful or unfair discrimination committed against staff because of a protected characteristic (Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation).

Our commitments to the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which our staff treat job applicants, prospective members of staff, visitors, clients, customers, suppliers and former staff members.

January 2021