The term 'diversity' is capable of many interpretations. In the context of equalities work it is often taken to mean the differences in the values, attitudes, cultural perspective, beliefs, ethnic background, sexual orientation, ability or disability, skills, knowledge, age and life experiences of each individual in any group of people. It is not the same as 'equal opportunities'.
Valuing diversity refers to demonstrably valuing diverse employees and clients or customers by having policies and procedures that take their diverse needs and preferences into account.
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