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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY &
HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY

1.  Policy Statement

This document is the Equality, Diversity, and Human Rights Policy (the Policy) and it sets out Rubitek’s unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, in alignment with our wider scope of developing and providing innovative software solutions for work-based learning and education. 

Rubitek’s Policy ensures that all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other characteristic, are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. 

As a women-owned business and a disability confident employer, Rubitek embraces diversity as a fundamental strength, recognising the unique perspectives and talents that each individual brings to our organisation.  We strive to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and any form of inequality, promoting equal opportunities for all employees, customers, partners, and stakeholders. 

2.  Objectives 

This Policy is driven by the following key objectives:

 

  • Embrace Diversity: We recognise the value of diversity, both in terms of how this enriches our Company, and how it enables us to foster creativity and innovation. We actively promote an inclusive culture that appreciates and embraces individual differences, including but not limited to age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and marital status. 

  • Equal Opportunities: We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all Employees. We ensure that all employment-related decisions, including recruitment, training, development, promotion, performance management, and termination, are based solely on merit and individual capabilities. 

  • Human Rights: We uphold and respect the human rights of all individuals, both within our Company and those affected by our business operations. We are guided by internationally recognised human rights standards and strive to ensure our actions contribute positively to the protection of human rights. 

  • Women-Owned Business: Rubitek is a women-owned business and is proud to support gender equality both internally and in the wider business community. We are committed to promoting and supporting the career advancement and professional development of women within our organisation and the industry. 

  • Disability Confident Employer: We are a Disability Confident employer, and we actively seek to create an inclusive and accessible workplace for individuals with disabilities. We provide reasonable accommodations to enable Employees with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of their work. 

  • Tech For Good:  Our software solutions adhere to relevant legislation, including the 'Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009', the 'Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001', and the 'SEND Code of Practice 2015', thereby creating an accessible and supportive digital environment for all users. 

 

And has been written in line with the Rubitek’s legal obligations under the following legislation: 

 

3.  Scope 

This Policy applies to all Employees.  It also encompasses all stakeholders including Customers, Suppliers, partners and any individuals or organisations engaged in business activities with Rubitek.

4Implementation

 

To fulfil its objectives, Rubitek will: 

  • Provide regular training and awareness programs to all Employees, ensuring they understand the importance of equality, diversity, and human rights and their role in promoting these principles. 

  • Ensure all recruitment and selection processes are fair and transparent, and that all candidates are evaluated based on their qualifications, skills, and experience. 

  • Foster an inclusive workplace culture that respects individual differences and promotes open communication and collaboration among all employees. 

  • Conduct human rights due diligence in our business operations to identify and address any potential adverse impacts on human rights. 

  • Collaborate with Customers, Suppliers and other partners who share our commitment to equality, diversity, and human rights. 

  • Create an accessible and supportive digital environment for all users of Rubitek software products and services, empowering learners from all backgrounds to achieve their fullest potential. 

 

5.  Approval and Review 

 

The Directors are responsible for ensuring the Company meets its obligations in line with this Policy. This Policy shall be reviewed by the Directors and updated where necessary to enhance our commitment to equality, diversity, and human rights before being approved at least annually to ensure that it (and any subsidiary policies and procedures) remains appropriate considering any relevant changes to the law, organisational policies, or contractual obligations. 

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