Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Miles Advisory is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination or harassment. We aim to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is valued and respected, where everyone has a sense of belonging with equal pay, opportunities and conditions for all.
The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
Miles Advisory, in the provision of our services is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers, candidates, 3rd parties or the public.
The policy’s purpose is to:
- provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time
- not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation
- oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.
Miles Advisory commits to:
- encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense
- create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, where individual differences and contributions of all staff are recognised and valued
- This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination
- All staff should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers, other 3rd parties and the public
- Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- Policy brief & purpose
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy refers to our responsibility toward our environment. We are part of a bigger system of people, values, other organisations and the natural environment. The social responsibility of a business is to give back to the world just as it gives to us.
- What is corporate social responsibility?
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us.
This policy applies to our company and its subsidiaries. It may also refer to suppliers and partners.
- Policy elements
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Miles Advisory’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness. Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactiveness is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment, whether working from an office or home.
Miles Advisory will:
- Respect the law
- Honour our internal policies
- Ensure that all our business operations are legitimate
- Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent
5.2 Business ethics
We will always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. We will promote:
- Safety and fair dealing
- Respect toward the consumer
- Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices
5.3 Protecting the environment
Our company recognises the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We will always follow best practices when disposing of waste and using chemical substances. Stewardship will also play an important role.
5.4 Protecting people
We will ensure that we:
- Do not risk the health and safety of our employees and community
- Avoid harming the lives of local and indigenous people
- Support diversity and inclusion
5.5 Human rights
Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair employment practices. We will ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any country (e.g. forced labour).
6.1 Donations and Fundraising
Miles Advisory may preserve a budget or undertake fundraising activities to make monetary donations. These donations will aim to:
- Advance the arts, education and community events
- Alleviate those in need
Miles Advisory will encourage its employees to volunteer. They can volunteer through programmes organised internally or externally. Miles Advisory may sponsor volunteering events from other organisations.
6.3 Preserving the environment
Apart from legal obligations, Miles Advisory will proactively protect the environment whether its employees are working from our offices or home. Examples of relevant activities include:
- Conserving energy
- Using environmentally-friendly technologies
- Minimising travel
6.4 Supporting the community
Miles Advisory may initiate and support community investment and educational programs. For example, it may begin partnerships with schools or care institutions. It can provide support to nonprofit organisations or movements to promote cultural and economic development of global and local communities.
We will actively invest in L&D. We will be open to suggestions and listen carefully to ideas. Miles Advisory will try to continuously improve the way it operates.
We will readily act to promote our identity as a socially aware and responsible business. Management must communicate this policy on all levels. Managers are also responsible for resolving any CSR issues.
Modern Slavery Policy
The Board and management are committed to enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Modern Slavery encompasses all acts of slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Miles Advisory has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
We employ mainly highly skilled professional and administrative staff and as such is at low risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. All employees are provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with UK legislation. Employees are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on any grounds. New employees are made aware of our ethical and compliance standards and as part of this process they are made aware how to report and deal with such an instance. Our whistleblowing policy supports and encourages our staff to report wrongdoing and this extends to Modern Slavery.
We are also committed to act ethically, with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and relationships. We communicate our zero-tolerance view of modern slavery to all suppliers and outsourcing partners at the start of our business relationship. We will terminate our relationship with third parties if they do not comply with this policy. We have not identified any specific risk areas within our supply chain but as a matter of good practice, we monitor and mitigate any actual or potential risks and where necessary, take steps to strengthen these contractual relationships. Our Modern Slavery best practice is reviewed annually.