Macfarlane Group is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in recruitment, employment or to its customers and suppliers. Striving to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment and there is a specific dignity at work policy, which deals with these issues. Where an employee becomes disabled every effort is made to ensure that their employment with the Group continues and that appropriate adjustments are made. Disabled employees receive equal opportunities regarding selection for training, career development and promotion.
Macfarlane Group recognises the importance of meaningful communication and consultation in maintaining good employee relations. This is achieved through formal and informal meetings across all business units
Macfarlane Group has an antibribery and corruption policy, which is supplemented by a gift register and an associated policy on accepting gifts. This was externally reviewed in 2020.
There is provision for employees to use an independent service if they are not comfortable speaking to anyone within Macfarlane Group with regard to any matters which give them concern. This service is promoted throughout the Group.
Macfarlane Group has now made a statement under the Modern Slavery Act which is supported by internal procedures to ensure that the principles of the act are adhered to. The statement is available below:
No material breaches of the above policies were noted during 2020, nor were any matters of significant concern reported through our whistleblowing service.