SCTS wins diversity and inclusion Gold Award

Jul 26, 2019

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has won the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Gold Award in this year's Talent Inclusion andenei - Go;d award Diversity Evaluation (TIDE) benchmarking exercise.

This year along with the SCTS, eight other organisations achieved the Gold Standard from enei - the leading employer network promoting equality and inclusion in the workplace.

SCTS Chief Executive Eric McQueen said: “This success was only possible through the passion and commitment of our staff who continue to improve the quality of our service, by ensuring we focus on the individual needs of those who rely on the Scottish justice system. This work is supported by our continuous commitment to provide an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued for who they are regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, disability, marital status, pregnancy, maternity and breastfeeding, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Eric McQueen with Katarzyna Zduniak

(SCTS Chief Executive Eric McQueen with SCTS Equality and Diversity Manager Katarzyna Zduniak)

SCTS were ranked 5th out of the 79 organisations which took part, scoring particularly well in the Leadership and Accountability and Procurement categories achieving first place.

Kerry Kirk, Relationship Manager from ENEI collected the award on behalf of SCTSSCTS scored a rating of 88% across the eight categories measured: Workforce, Strategy and Plan, Leadership and Accountability, Recruitment and Attraction; Training and Development; Other Employment Practices; Communication and Engagement; and Procurement.

(Kerry Kirk, Relationship Manager from ENEI collected the award on behalf of SCTS)

SCTS Equality and Diversity Manager Katarzyna Zduniak said: “This is a great achievement and we have worked really hard to progress in our journey to diversity and inclusion. This is a significant improvement since the last year, when we took part in this exercise for the first time with a score of 75% and awarded the Silver Award, but it is crucial that we keep working hard to maintain this standard.”

Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) seeks to influence government, business and trades unions, and campaigning for real practical change in equality, diversity and inclusion.

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