Equality and diversity

Our vision at the British Geological Survey is to be a global geological survey, working with new technology and data to understand and forecast the geological processes that matter to people's lives and livelihoods. To achieve that vision we need to nurture our people, providing the best working conditions and facilities in an inclusive and flexible environment.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity across our organisation as well as across all areas of our science community. As such, we aim to have a workforce with employees from all backgrounds with people who are passionate about earth science and who share our commitment to work for the good of the environment and the benefit of society. We will actively seek to avoid discrimination on the grounds of age, being trans or a member of the non-binary community, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), sex or sexual orientation.

Dignity at work

Our Harassment and Bullying Policy clearly states that 'bullying or harassment by any member of NERC staff is considered as unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated'.

Core Values Core Values

Defining our culture | guiding how we work together | informing our decision-making

Diversity and Equality GroupDiversity and Equality Group

The Diversity and Equality Group has been established in order to identify groups who are under-represented within the BGS workforce.

BGS Workforce Data BGS Workforce Data

BGS Workforce Profile Comparison to East Midlands Region Demographics

Modern Slavery Act (MSA)

In line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all its activities and contractual suppliers, whilst working with them to ensure that their supply chains are also free from slavery and human trafficking. Further information is available in a statement from NERC