The Food Standards Agency is committed to providing equality of opportunity and eliminating all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying. It is committed to promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which everyone is treated with respect and will not tolerate discrimination, bullying and harassment of any kind.

FSA employees and individuals working under contract arrangements are required to assist the Agency to meet its commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and avoid unlawful discrimination.

Public sector equality duty

The Public Sector Duty came into force on 5 April 2011. In line with its requirements, the FSA is committed to having due regard to:

  • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advancing equality of opportunity between different groups
  • fostering good relations between different groups

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Diversity Report

The Food Standard Agency's Diversity Report aims to build on previous reports and presents a high level summary and overview of equality data, including workforce profiles and monitoring data information on employment activities.

Diversity Objectives

The FSA’s Equality and Diversity Objectives Report sets out the FSA’s equality priorities and measurable objectives from 2012, in addition to summarising the FSA’s strategic direction in respect of equality and diversity and providing additional information about how the FSA has met and will seek to continue to meet the equality duties at a strategic level.

Gender Pay Gap Report

Gender Pay Gap legislation introduced in 2017 requires all employers of 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap data annually.