Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy 

At Cole Waterhouse we believe that employing a diverse mix of people makes us a stronger and more sustainable business and one that reflects the diverse society around us. 

We strive to attract, retain and promote employees from all backgrounds, regardless of their gender, race, religion, age or sexual orientation. Cole Waterhouse operates in diverse communities and so having a diverse workforce at all levels of our company will ensure we make better decisions – for our business and for our trusted business partners This approach contributes to diversity of thought, creativity and innovation in our proposed solutions, widens our talent pool, helps us to better reflect, understand and respond to our end users, and ultimately improves our decision-making ability. 

We acknowledge and accept our obligations under The Equality Act 2010. We encourage the consideration of diversity and inclusion both in and outside Cole Waterhouse. 

We are committed to: 

  • Maintaining a positive working environment of fair-minded people, where individual differences are recognised and accepted. 
  • Ensuring everyone can be their authentic selves in the workplace. 
  • Ensuring that there is no discrimination or less favourable treatment of any person because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 
  • Engaging, promoting and training our employees on the basis of their capabilities, qualifications and experience, without discrimination in all aspects of employment. 
  • Ensuring all employees receive an equal opportunity to progress within Cole Waterhouse. 
  • Promoting respect for each other where no form of intimidation, direct or indirect discrimination bullying or harassment will be tolerated. 
  • Ensuring that the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued. 

The success of our projects depends on finding and working with talented, creative and capable people, whether they are our employees or our business partners. 

Our ambition is to show the way on diversity and inclusion, because we know getting this right is critical to our long-term success. Whilst the LGBTQ+ community is already well represented within the business, we know real estate and construction are significantly behind other industries in recruiting from underrepresented groups and we are not alone in finding it difficult to achieve better representation of all groups. We recognise that we still have a way to go and the Board is working towards implementing measures to make meaningful progress. 

At Cole Waterhouse we are committed to ensuring that our business has access to the most talented people, as putting the right people and talent at the centre of what we do enables us to keep on improving and delivering evermore successful projects. 

This Policy has been approved and authorised by the Board and will be reviewed every 12 months. 

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