Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
A respectful working environment
Finning is committed to developing and promoting inclusive leadership behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all.
To operate successfully, it is important that our people reflect the cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of our markets. As our customer base becomes increasingly diverse, a diverse talent pool becomes a critical bridge between the workplace and the marketplace. Diversity at Finning aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences, and to realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all.
We consider equality to be about ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs. This includes but is not limited to the areas of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Religion and belief, Sexual orientation, Age, Disability, Education and Nationality.
Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the aforementioned areas. We also consider bullying, harassment or victimization as equality and diversity issues.
Teaching and training
Teaching and training are fundamental parts of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion effort. As well as raising awareness with our managers and employees, we also aim to focus our apprentices on this early in their career. We believe that early adoption of an ‘inclusive’ approach leads to good behaviours that permeate the whole organisation.
Our Apprenticeship program includes equality and diversity training as part of functional skills training. We aim for our diversity guidance and awareness training to translate into good everyday working practices.
Safeguarding our apprentices and young workers/vulnerable adults
Finning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young workers and apprentices - we expect all of our staff to share this commitment. Through our induction and training program we ensure that our apprentices are aware of the additional steps that we have provided for to protect their welfare. For example, we stipulate that where appropriate applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.
Our Safeguarding Policy provides further detail.