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Our commitment to equality

We have a commitment to promoting equality in all of our work.

As an independent public sector body, we have obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty.

As well as the general duties, we have a number of additional specific duties.

Under the specific duties, the Commission is required to:  

a)    Report on mainstreaming the equality duty
b)    Publish equality outcomes and report progress
c)    Assess and review policies and practices
d)    Gather and use employee information
e)    Consider award criteria and conditions in relation to public procurement
f)     Publish in a manner that is accessible 

NB - the Commission does not have requirements with regards to equal pay and gender pay gap information as it has fewer than 150 employees.

g)    Additionally there is a requirement for the Commission as a listed authority to consider other matters which may be specified by the Scottish Ministers and a duty for the Scottish Ministers to publish proposals for activity to enable listed authorities to better perform the general equality duty. 

Read our report on Equality outcomes and mainstreaming progress report 2018-20
Read more about how we are putting our commitment into action in Equality outcomes and how we achieve them 2018-19

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