VGC engineers professionalAt VGC we are pleased to have a diverse workforce.

We expect everyone to treat each other with dignity and respect, and we do not tolerate unfair or discriminatory behaviour.

Please be considerate, fair and polite. Do not make assumptions based on things like someone’s age, gender, race or background. Having a laugh at work is great, as long as everyone is in on the joke.

  • Fairness: being unbiased, and treating people according to their needs.
  • Inclusion: not making anyone feel left out or unwanted. We all have unconscious biases: try to be aware of the way your assumptions might impact on other people.
  • Respect: valuing the different skills different people bring to the team. Everyone has a different point of view, and sometimes the people who are least similar can teach us most.

If you have any questions, please ask your manager, or one of our FIR (fairness, inclusion and respect) ambassadors trained by the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Be aware of your language and behaviour. Avoid making someone else feeling left out or uncomfortable. Remember that a joke you find funny could upset someone else.

If you see or experience behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable, please tell your manager, or use our whistleblowing form to report it, so that we can do something about it.

FIR ambassador badgesFIR ambassadors

Our FIR ambassadors have been trained by the Supply Chain Sustainability School to champion fairness, inclusion and respect. They are:

  • James Burke (FIR trainer)
  • Fiona Dowling
  • Anthony Iley (FIR trainer)
  • Ben Keegan
  • Jacques Kriel (board level champion)
  • Kimberley McGinty (FIR trainer)
  • Ciara Pryce
  • Chris Ryan
  • Richard Wheeler
  • Ryan Rees

As ambassadors, these people speak out to encourage respectful language and behaviour. Our FIR trainers deliver training sessions around the country to support our clients in promoting FIR.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has created this excellent two-minute YouTube video – FIR on site: why it matters and how to achieve it.