Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Taking Action

We strive to understand the diverse needs of our employees, customers and communities through positive engagement.

Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

The Public Sector Equality Duty aims to mainstream equality into public sector culture in practical and demonstrable ways, to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations.

We have set ourselves four Equality Outcomes, which are detailed in our latest report:

  • To ensure that disability and ethnicity are not seen as a constraint for access to our services
  • To continue to increase our development of STEM careers for women
  • To ensure that our recruitment and selection practices encourage applications and hires from all under-represented groups
  • To demonstrate a positive commitment to work of our Belong Networks and support them in extending their reach both within and outside Scottish Water

Our Latest PSED Report

Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and the progress we are making to achieve our Equality Outcomes.

Report

Sector Inclusion Commitment

In February 2019 we made a commitment along with 31 other organisations within the Energy and Utility Skills Partnership to improve the diversity of our industry.

We’re proud to be part of this initiative which aims to develop workforce diversity and promote inclusion of under-represented groups.

It's based on five principles which support the development of a sustainable and representative employee base across the sector.

Sector Inclusion Principles

Work collaboratively as a sector to drive change, challenging ourselves to do things differently, by sharing best practice and delivering sector priorities.
Focus on inclusion in its entirety, as well as targeted sector action to start increasing gender, BAME and disability workforce representation
Measure and be transparent about progress in our individual organisations and as a sector.
Ensure we create the culture we need to attract the workforce of tomorrow.
Be inclusive in the way we attract, recruit and develop our people.