Effective Date: 30/5/2023
At cuttingthecarbon, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We embrace diversity and strive to create a workplace and community that is free from discrimination, harassment, and prejudice.
- Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, customers, and stakeholders, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We prohibit any form of discrimination based on LGBTQ+ status in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, benefits, and terminations.
- Workplace Culture and Respect
We foster a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes respect for all individuals. We expect all employees to treat each other with dignity, fairness, and respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Harassment, bullying, or any form of discriminatory behaviour towards LGBTQ+ individuals will not be tolerated.
- Gender Identity and Expression
We recognize and respect individuals’ self-identified gender identity and expression. Our policies and practices accommodate employees’ preferred names, pronouns, and gender markers. We are committed to providing appropriate support, resources, and facilities to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for transgender and non-binary individuals.
- Training and Awareness
We provide regular training and educational programs to enhance awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues among our employees. This includes education on LGBTQ+ terminology, sensitivity training, and fostering a culture of allyship and inclusivity.
- Supportive Benefits and Policies
We offer comprehensive benefits packages that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. This may include partner benefits, gender-neutral restrooms, and healthcare coverage that covers gender-affirming treatments and surgeries where legally permitted.
- Community Engagement
We actively engage with and support LGBTQ+ organizations, events, and initiatives in our communities. We strive to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and work towards creating a more inclusive society through our partnerships and philanthropic efforts.
- Reporting and Accountability
We maintain a reporting system that allows employees to raise concerns or incidents related to LGBTQ+ discrimination, harassment, or mistreatment. Reports will be handled promptly, confidentially, and with appropriate action taken to address the situation. We encourage open communication and ensure non-retaliation for reporting.
At cuttingthecarbon, we proudly embrace and celebrate the diversity of our workforce and community. Our LGBTQ+ Policy reflects our commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all individuals. We strive to continuously improve our practices and ensure that all employees, customers, and stakeholders feel valued, respected, and empowered.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions related to our LGBTQ+ Policy, please contact us.
Last updated: 30/5/2023