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Diversity Statement


This statement describes the policy of the firm in respect of its commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusiveness.

 We believe that being an equal opportunities firm means going beyond mere compliance with anti-discrimination legislation. Our belief is that promoting diversity means creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed without obstacles based on their gender, marital status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We acknowledge that people from varying backgrounds can bring a full range of worthwhile innovations and ideas to our working practice and business. It is our aim to encourage everyone at the Firm to respect the individuality of their colleagues and that to feel at ease and comfortable in making their own contribution is a fundamental aspect of our values and critical to our business and its future.

 Our Equal Opportunities Policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment, including pay, promotion, training, transfers and our approach to every other aspect of employment. The Firm aims to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their individual abilities and worth and the needs of the Firm. We support our employees and the partners with a broad range of policies, practices and procedures which aim to recognise individual contribution and performance and to develop each individuals capability and to give everyone an equal opportunity to use their talent and fulfil their potential. Equality of opportunity, trust, fairness and acceptance of differences plus the rights of individuals, which includes the right to work in an atmosphere free from discrimination and prejudice are important principles of EDC Lord & Co – our collective values, in particular shows the importance the Firm places on inclusiveness and meritocracy and aims to provide an environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We consider that everyone has a responsibility to see that our policy is applied across all levels of the Firm and in everything that we do.