The Road Safety Trust

Equality and diversity

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The Road Safety Trust (RST) values and respects each individual employee, trustee, secondee, contractor and grantee, and is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all its activities to promote inclusive processes, practices and culture.

RST will not discriminate in any of its activities or decisions on grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partnership status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious belief or any other relevant characteristic (Protected Characteristic). All RST business decisions will be based on relevant and objective criteria.

  • We will strive to work to eliminate any unlawful or unfair discrimination including direct or indirect discrimination, discrimination by association, discrimination linked to a perceived characteristic, harassment and victimisation.

  • We will remain proactive in taking steps to ensure inclusion and engagement for all the people who with for and with us.

  • We will continue to strive towards a culture that is diverse and inclusive that recognises and develops the potential of all staff and volunteer Trustees.

  • We recognise the business benefits and opportunities of having a diverse community of staff and Trustees who value one another and realising the contribution they can make to achieving the Road Safety Trust’s vision ‘to have the safest roads in the world with zero road deaths and serious injuries’.

This includes promoting equality and diversity for all, irrespective of:

  • Age*

  • Disability*

  • Ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality)*

  • Gender*

  • Gender reassignment*

  • Religion or belief*

  • Sexual orientation*

  • Marriage and civil partnership*

  • Pregnancy and maternity*

  • Refugees and asylum seekers*

  • People with diverse communication needs

  • Ex-offenders

*Under the Equality Act (2010) these are known as ‘protected characteristics’.

As per our Equality & Diversity Policy, this statement applies to all employees, Trustees, secondees, consultants, contractors and volunteers.

Our approach to quality and diversity is based on the principles outlined in our Code of Ethics:


We are answerable for our decisions, actions and omissions.


We aim to always do the right thing.


We are open and transparent in our actions and decisions.


We treat people fairly.


We lead by good example.


We treat everyone with respect.


We are truthful and trustworthy.


We make choices on evidence and our best professional judgement.


We act for public benefit.