Diversity and inclusion policy

Race, religion or belief

We will not tolerate racism of any form.

We have adopted a declaration condemning extremism and racist behaviour in all its forms. That declaration is incorporated in this policy.

We will not tolerate any discrimination based on a person's religion or belief, including philosophical beliefs.

A philosophical belief must:

  • be genuinely held
  • be a belief and not just an opinion or viewpoint based on the present state of information available
  • be about a weighty and substantial aspect of human life and behaviour
  • attain a certain level of cogency (clear, logical and convincing), seriousness, cohesion and importance, and
  • be worthy of respect in a democratic society, not incompatible with human dignity and not in conflict with fundamental rights of others

Any behaviour or use of language which incites racism, targets or intimidates members of ethnic or religious communities, including jewish communities (antisemitism), muslim communities or any other protected group, is unacceptable conduct.

In understanding what antisemitism is, we apply the working definition provided by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Read the definition of antisemitism on the IHRA website.