Financial and Business reports

Equality Mainstreaming Report 2018

Summary

This document sets out our current position, and our commitment to fully embed equality as a key component of our business, both as a consumer protection body and also as an employer.

Our role is to protect the Scottish public from health risks arising from the consumption of food and to provide advice on promoting good health through the food we eat and it is important that we seek to ensure that our services are accessible by, and benefit, everyone. This is equally important whether you are a food business operator or a consumer. We will continue to review our key services over the next two years, to ensure they are consistent with our commitment to equality, and our commitment to being a world-leading consumer protection agency.

We also want to be an excellent employer. We cannot deliver our vision without skilled and committed people. Food Standards Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we want everyone who works here to be treated fairly and consistently. We value diversity in our workforce; it brings a range of talents and different perspectives to our work, and rightly should reflect the diversity of our customers.

This report is a demonstration of our commitment to delivering equality of opportunity across the range of services we deliver and in our employment practices.

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