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Acas Equality objectives 2017/2021

Acas, like other public authorities, are required to publish objectives every four years that will show how we are working towards eliminating discrimination, victimisation and harassment, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations.

We have used a pragmatic approach to objective setting, taking into account relevant evidence related to the protected characteristics across our functions and examining our published data. In doing so we recognise that for the period 2017/2021 the priority should continue to be about advancing equality and aspiring to become a more inclusive organisation. 

Strategic Equality Objectives

ACAS Strategic Equality Objectives were refreshed in November 2017 in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. The objectives focus on areas of internal concern and are aligned to the wider objectives of the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion strategy:

  • Objective 1: Representation - Improving the representation rates for BAME and staff with disabilities across Acas by 2021
  • Objective 2: Inclusion- Improving the Fairness and inclusion scores for underrepresented groups by 2021
  • Objective 3: Transparency - Publishing an annual equality information report/diversity dashboard from 2018 onwards

These objectives will be reviewed annually. We also intend to undertake refresher equality training for all operational staff in 2018/19 to be consistent with equality good practice and to help staff engage more meaningfully in the objectives above.