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Hoverfly on a pink flower Credit Jamie Spensley
Hoverfly on a pink flower Credit Jamie Spensley

We value equality and diversity and the widest possible range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to the Royal Entomological Society and to insect science.

We are committed to ensuring that all members, fellows, authors, reviewers, volunteers, employees, interns, job applicants, trustees and anyone we work with are treated with respect and dignity, and are not subjected to unfair or unlawful discrimination.

Damselflies mating by Petar Sabol - Insect Week Photography Competition

We always seek to provide an environment in which people feel comfortable and confident that they will be treated fairly and equally, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (“protected characteristics” as per the Equality Act UK 2010) or indeed any other characteristic unrelated to a person’s performance and work with us.

The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity apply to everyone, and everyone at the RES has a role ensuring that individuals are valued, treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination does not occur. Every member of the RES team is responsible for implementing relevant policies and working practices linked to equality and diversity. The objective is to ensure equal opportunity at all stages of engagement with the RES.

The success of the RES depends on the people we work with. We recognise that an effective Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy will help everyone to develop to their full potential, which is clearly in the best interests of individuals and the Society. Our most recent EDI policy was published in April 2021 and is subject to annual review.

If you have any queries or matters you wish to raise about equality, diversity and the RES, please contact our CEO, Simon Ward

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