This declaration on gender equality and non-discrimination focuses on issues related to equal opportunities and treatment for all internal and external parties/stakeholders of Bel V. Besides gender equality, non-discrimination is an integral part of the principle of equality. It ensures that no one is denied their rights because of factors such as race, colour, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth.
As an organization, Bel V wants to state its adherence to these general principles on gender equality and non-discrimination and make a formal commitment to apply and uphold these principles.
Discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favorably than others because of characteristics that are not related to the person’s competencies or the inherent requirements of the job. All employees and job seekers have the right to be treated equally, regardless of any attributes other than their ability to do the job. Discrimination may occur before hiring, on the job or upon leaving.
Freedom from discrimination is a fundamental human right. It is essential for workers to be able to choose their employment freely, to develop their potential to the full and to be rewarded based on merit.
Bel V applies the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination in all “internal Bel V” activities. In this respect, Bel V:
Bel V strives to apply the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination in its professional relations.
Bel V commits to treat all external visitors at Bel V (suppliers, customers, participants in workshops and trainings,…) with total respect of the abovementioned gender equality and non-discrimination principles.
In procurement, Bel V has chosen to select some suppliers who employ staff members with physical or mental disabilities.
Brussels, September 2022