Our commitment to equality

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is firmly committed to tackling discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good community relations.

Our commitment applies to all areas of our work including service provision and commissioning, employment, regulation and in our roles as landlord and community leader. We will work with our partners in the private, public and community sectors to achieve our objectives. We believe that the diversity of Royal Greenwich is one of our greatest assets and should be celebrated and valued.

Our equality policy sets out our key commitments and identifies who is responsible for ensuring they are implemented. 

Our legal responsibilities

The Royal Borough is required by the general public sector duty of the Equality Act 2010 to "have due regard to the need to":

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The duty applies in respect of:

  • age
  • disability
  • race
  • sex
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • marriage and civil partnership (employment only).

We also have specific duties to publish accessible information each year demonstrating how we have complied with the equality duty, and to publish specific and measurable equality objectives every four years.