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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Life is committed to developing a diverse, equal and truly inclusive science community, learning environment and workplace.

Equality, diversity and inclusion.

Life believes that science is for all and that society benefits the most when we value and celebrate diverse contributions to scientific processes and when we ensure that everyone can engage with and share in the results of scientific research.

The purpose of Life Science Centre is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their lives. To achieve this, Life helps to promote aspirational role models for all our communities, including women and BAME people working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) – both groups are currently under-represented in these fields, particularly in senior roles.

Life celebrates and encourages diversity amongst all its audiences, including customers, suppliers, partners, stakeholders and workforce, and is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment in which differences and the contributions of everyone are recognised and valued.

Life strives to provide equality and fairness for all and is committed to the ongoing review of its policies, employment practices and procedures.

Life has the Equality Standard Gold Award. This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality, diversity and inclusion with employees, customers and stakeholders.