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Equal Opportunity

Tackling workforce inequality and reducing the disability employment gap.

FIR Toolkit

A range of free resources available to anyone to help promote and inspire fairness, inclusion and respect within the workplace.

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A key policy outcome in PPN 06/20, the Government’s Social Value Model, is reducing the disability employment gap and tackling workforce inequality.

Activities that can help deliver this policy outcome, include:

  • Supporting disabled people in developing new skills
  • Increasing representation of disabled people in your workforce / supply chain
  • Supporting in-work progression for everyone
  • Tackling inequality in the contract workforce
  • Identifying and managing the risks of modern slavery

Promoting equal opportunities and a culture of fairness, inclusion and respect brings many business benefits to the companies that work to achieve it.  As a sector, we need to embrace FIR in order to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills we need to address the industry-wide skills shortage. Clients and large contractors are increasingly expecting their supply chain partners to work with them to achieve this and cascade a culture of FIR down through their supply chains.

In parallel, human rights issues in the supply chain are becoming increasingly important for all organisations and their supply chains. Driven by investors, due diligence legislation, stakeholders and clients, modern slavery due diligence isn’t just a legal requirement, but is also good for business.

Equal Opportunity Related Topics

Below are the School topics, each containing a bank of resources that will help you to deliver against this policy outcome.

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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Making our workplaces even better for everyone.

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery

With an estimated 40 million victims worldwide, modern slavery is…

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Training & Skills

Attracting, developing and retaining talent to improve productivity and enable…

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Supplier Diversity

Providing free and fair opportunities for all businesses to bid…

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