What does It mean
A message from Richard Branson
Work With us to make a better World
Equality and diversity ! what’s the difference?
What’s the difference between equality and diversity? What’s the meaning of equality and diversity?
Equality is about ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity, and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics.
Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences.
Equality of opportunity
Equality of opportunity is about ensuring everybody has an equal chance to take up opportunities and also to make full use of the opportunities on offer and to fulfil their potential
Regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or the passport they hold, every worker should enjoy an equal chance to up-skill or learn something new at work.
We are are working hard to get equality of opportunity. For example, women still earn less than men, and people from black and minority ethnic groups still do less well in terms of education and the jobs they do than people from other groups. Part-time, temporary and shift workers may not have access to training or opportunities to progress at work.