The BMC is committed to equality and diversity, equal opportunity and fair treatment to all involved and employed in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. This commitment is reflected in our Equity Statement.
The full BMC Equity Statement is:
‘The BMC recognises the importance of, and is committed to equality and diversity, equal opportunity and fair treatment to all involved & employed in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.
The BMC aims to ensure that all people irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering at all levels and in all roles. That is, as a beginner, participant or performer, as a coach, official, referee, manager, administrator, spectator or as a volunteer.
It is the aim of the BMC in its relationships with its members, associates, employees, job applicants and in the provision of its services, not to disadvantage any individual by imposing any conditions or requirements which cannot be justified. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action being taken.
We will take positive action to support participation of underrepresented groups in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.’
Equality and Diversity in the BMC
Executive Committee & National Council Action Plan
The BMC has an Action Plan setting out a structure for achieving greater diversity at Board level (the BMC Executive Committee) and on National Council, the BMC's main policy making body.
Read the BMC Equality and Diversity Action Plan
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