Diversity and inclusion

At Metropolitan Thames Valley, we like to see things differently.

A diverse workforce broadens our thinking, increases our understanding and helps us provide better services. We treat all of our colleagues fairly and with respect, regardless of their role, background or ability. We’re building a range of active colleague groups, events and initiatives to help us do just this, including:

  • Spectrum: Our BME staff network group
  • Metro: Our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) employee network group
  • Women’s forum: We want to make our organisation a great place for women to work. We work to influence policies, assist women to fulfil their true potential through mentoring and support
  • Straight Allies: People perform better at work when they can be themselves. Our Straight Allies group helps create a culture where LGBTQ+ colleagues feel supported and welcomed
  • Wellbeing: We try to make sure our offices and facilities are accessible to people of all abilities and will provide any support they need to do their jobs. This is a group for anyone who wants to improve their wellbeing at work.

Social responsibility

Equality and diversity
We are proudly committed to equality and diversity as a core part of what we do – both as an employer and in the services we provide to our customers.

We want to attract the best employees and know that a diverse workforce will help us to deliver the best services to our customers. We are proud of our thriving colleague diversity networks, and we have been consistently recognised as one of the top 200 employers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Stonewall index.

Modern Slavery Act 2015
The Modern Slavery Act requires us to disclose information relating to the steps we have taken to ensure there is no slavery or trafficking in its own business or supply chains.

The risk of slavery and human trafficking within our organisation is avoided and mitigated by policies and procedures. We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.

Download a full statement on modern slavery in PDF format.