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Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Gopher Supplies is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and principles of social justice amongst all its staff.

Key principles, which apply to all staff and visitors of Gopher Supplies alike, include:

  • individuals are treated fairly, with dignity and respect irrespective of age, marital status, disability, race, faith, gender, language, social and economic background or sexual orientation and any other distinction; and

  • all individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

The Directors of Gopher Supplies are responsible for ensuring that the business meets its legal obligations in respect of legislation relating to equal opportunities and setting the overall policy for the company, Managers are responsible for the successful implementation of the equal opportunities policy at a practical level by creating an appropriate working climate, implementing relevant action plans, and through the direct support of employees.

The Directors will seek to assess the impact of the policy on employees and visitors in order to ensure that real improvements are being made the promotion of equal opportunities. Any instances of non-adherence will be investigated and appropriate action taken.

The policy will be reviewed every two years.

Current legislation encompassed within the scope of this equal opportunities policy includes:

  • EU Anti-Discrimination Directives (which currently include the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, Religion and Belief Regulation 2003 and Sexual Orientation Regulation 2003
  • Sex discrimination (gender reassignment ) regulations 1999
  • Race Relations Amendment Act 2000
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Amendment Act 2005
  • Race Relations Act 1976
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and 1986
  • Equal Pay Act 1970 and Amendment 1983
  • Civil Partnerships Act 2004
  • Employment Equality (age Regulation 2006)
  • Employment Equality (sex discrimination) Regulations 2005
  • Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
  • This Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy was last issued/updated September 2011.

Social Responsibility Policy

At Gopher Supplies we are committed to conducting our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner.
We recognize our responsibility to contribute to the community that supports us and we do this in two main ways:

  • we seek to help young people establish themselves in the workplace; and
  • we actively support good causes through charitable donations.

In these difficult economic times, we seek to help young people develop the necessary skills in order to increase their chances of permanent employment through the provision of short term work placements and internships. These placements cover both young people leaving school by encouraging them to undertake apprenticeship training, as well as recent graduates who have yet to find work. Indeed, one of these work placement graduates was responsible for writing the code for much of the Gopher Supplies site!

In terms of charitable support, one of the major aims of Gopher Supplies is to support the less popular and well known charities, both with an aim of extending the amount of support they receive as well as bringing them to the attention of a wider public. More information about the charitable aims of Gopher Supplies can be found under Gopher's charities page.

This Social Responsibility statement was last issued/updated: January 2012

Environmental Policy

Gopher's full environmenatl policy is set out with our environmental statement


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