Centro's Equality Commitment
Centro's vision is to provide:
"A world class public transport system delivered by a best in class organisation."
Vital to meeting this vision is Centro's commitment to equality of opportunity for all, be it in service delivery or employment.
Equality and diversity are about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. It is treating people fairly and justly, whilst recognising individual needs.
At Centro we feel it is of the highest importance that everyone has the opportunity to use public transport in the West Midlands. It is fundamental that people are given equal opportunities, so that they are able to achieve fair outcomes both in the standard of service they receive, and as employees.
Equalities and inclusion are key elements of Centro's priorities and activities. They are integral in meeting the key priorities and objectives critical for Centro's success. Centro has a significant impact across the West Midlands as a service definer, procurer and deliverer, as well as setting high standards as an employer (it was recently awarded Investors in People Bronze status). Centro has implemented many schemes and policies, and engaged in a range of activities to bring about improvements in the quality of life for people in the West Midlands.
The Equality Act 2010 brought nine separate pieces of legislation into one single act, simplifying the law and strengthening it in ways that help tackle discrimination and inequality. The characteristics protected under equality legislation are outlined below:
Gender - Age - Race - Sexual Orientation - Disability - Religion or Belief - Gender Reassignment - Marriage and Civil Partnership - Pregnancy and Maternity
Public bodies are required to pay due regard to the need to:
Centro's approach is to address these needs in a consistent framework, whilst recognising individual characteristics and needs.