Diversity and Inclusion at KIT

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is guided by a set of values ​​that define our relationship with customers, partners, employees and the community in which we operate. Prominent among these values ​​is inclusiveness. It is paramount to our mission to create a more inclusive and sustainable world.

That’s why we encourage an inclusive work environment and a diverse workforce with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We believe this is essential for business success, and it is the right thing to do. It leads to happier, more motivated and more engaged employees. It enables us to attract the best talents with the right skills to deliver better and more innovative services to our partners and customers around the world.

  • We believe in an inclusive work environment where employees are welcomed, valued, respected, and heard.
  • We believe that employees need a safe work environment.
  • We believe that diversity brings strength.
  • We believe in equality of opportunity, free from discrimination.
  • We believe in hiring and promoting the most qualified candidate.
  • We believe in employee development at all levels of the organization.
  • We believe in the power of belonging as an integral part of achieving diversity and inclusion and business success.
  • Our policy

    To further our commitment to diversity and inclusion at KIT, we have established the following policies that all KIT employees and management must adhere to:

  • KIT recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of KIT and its employees to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of KIT to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (i.e. the protected characteristics).
  • Our aim is that our workforce will be representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give of their best.
  • We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment.
  • All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be supported and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to to maximise the attainment of KIT’s goals and those of its individual employees.
  • All our individual employees are responsible for applying this statement and embed it in their day-to-day activities.
  • Our staff will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass customers, partners, clients or anyone we work with because of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision of KIT’s goods and services.
  • Our commitment

  • To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued.
  • Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
  • Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
  • Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
  • This policy will be fully supported and actively propagated by all management.
  • The policy will be monitored and reviewed regularly.