At Gilston Waste Management, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable
workplace environment. We believe that diversity in all its forms brings about a rich and vibrant
workforce, helps drive innovation, and strengthens our organization. We strive to create an
environment where everyone, regardless of their background, feels valued, respected, and has an
equal opportunity to succeed.
1. Equal Employment Opportunity
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will not tolerate any
form of discrimination in hiring, promotion, compensation, or any other aspect of employment.
2. Inclusive Work Environment
We believe in fostering a work environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from harassment
or discrimination. All employees, including management, are responsible for creating and
maintaining a culture that respects and nurtures diversity. Any behaviour that undermines this
inclusive work environment will be addressed promptly and appropriately.
3. Recruiting and Hiring Practices
We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining a diverse workforce. Our recruiting and
hiring practices are designed to ensure fairness, transparency, and equal opportunity for all
candidates. We actively seek to attract individuals from underrepresented groups, and we
encourage employees to refer qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.
4. Training and Development
We recognize that ongoing education and training are essential to promoting equity, diversity, and
inclusion. We provide regular training programs for our employees, including management, to raise
awareness, deepen understanding, and develop skills related to these topics. We encourage
employees to participate in these programs and apply the knowledge gained in their everyday work.
5. Employee Resource Groups
We support the creation of employee resource groups (ERGs) that provide a platform for employees
to connect, share experiences, and support each other. ERGs contribute to the overall organizational
objectives by promoting diversity, advocating for equal rights, and empowering employees. We
encourage employees to participate in existing ERGs or form new ones based on shared interests or
6. Pay Equity
We are committed to ensuring pay equity within our organization. We regularly review our
compensation structure to identify and address any potential disparities. We rely on objective
criteria such as qualifications, skills, experience, and performance to determine pay rates and
promotions, ensuring they are fair and equitable.
7. Supplier Diversity
We recognise the importance of supplier diversity as an integral part of our commitment to equity
and inclusion. We seek to engage with diverse suppliers who share our values and can deliver high quality goods and services. We actively promote the inclusion of small businesses, minority-owned enterprises, women-owned businesses, and other diverse suppliers in our procurement process.
8. Accountability and Reporting
We hold ourselves accountable for implementing and upholding this policy throughout the
organisation. Our leadership team is responsible for ensuring compliance and continuously
improving our equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. We will regularly assess and report on our
progress, setting measurable goals and identifying areas for improvement.
By adhering to and promoting this Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy, we aim to create an
environment where all employees can thrive, contribute to their fullest potential, and together,
achieve our organisational goals.