Diversity and equality policy statement

News Today Limited, trading as Richmondshire Today, is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its business. As an employer News Today aspires to promote a diverse, inclusive and representative working environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Equality and Diversity is a business issue; this policy embodies an ethical rejection of discrimination, not just a compliance with statutory requirements.

In pursuance of this policy, News Today aims to ensure that all staff, job applicants, clients and customers are treated fairly regardless of sex, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), disability, sexual orientation, age, medical status and religion or belief.

The promotion of equality and diversity will be pursued through News Today’s recruitment and selection procedures, training, career development, disciplinary procedures and all other aspects of the company’s management. The main consideration in appointments is evidence of the ability or potential of the candidate to deliver a high quality performance in the requirements of the job.

News Today accepts that it will be judged on actions and results rather than well meaning intentions.