SPT is committed to providing equality in all its activities. This includes the provision of services, the delivery of projects and the treatment of staff. We are committed to making sure that everyone can access the services which we offer, and making sure that these services are tailored to the needs of our service users and staff.
In line with legislation, SPT is required to report progress on how we are meeting the UK Equality Act General Equality Duty and the Scottish Government’s Specific Equality Duties.
This includes reporting on how we are mainstreaming equality in our everyday activities and setting Equality Outcomes that will help us better perform the general duty. The evidence base for our equality outcomes along with our other reporting requirements can be found in the Advancing Equality Report 2021 (PDF, 1MB)
The report sets out SPT’s Equality Outcomes for 2021 onwards and demonstrates progress made between April 2019 and March 2021 regarding the advancement of equality, elimination of discrimination and promotion of good relations with particular reference to the reporting requirements set out in the Specific Duties, namely:
- mainstreaming the “Equality Duties”;
- meeting SPT’s equality outcomes;
- gathering and using employee information, including how this has enabled SPT to better perform the “Equality Duties”; and
- publishing gender pay gap information.
Further employee information can be found in the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Report 2021 (PDF, 1.7MB).
This report provides information on the protected characteristics of our staff and it covers current status with regard to overall staff profile and main job categories, recruitment and selection, new starters and leavers, promotions and learning and development.
Gender pay gap information can be found in the Advancing Equality Pay Gap Update 2021 (PDF, 874 kb).
This report provides detailed analysis of SPT’s gender pay gap to supplement SPT’s Advancing Equality Report 2021.
Barriers to use of the transport network can affect people’s ability to access everyday services and opportunities including employment, education, health services and social networks widening inequalities experienced by people who share relevant protected
Our first four equality outcomes have been identified in response to key barriers experienced in accessing the transport network, specifically the accessibility, affordability and availability of transport and safety and security while using the public transport network and relate to addressing these barriers through the services we provide.
- Disabled people have improved access to SPT facilities and services.
- People have improved access to our best value fares.
- Our passengers’ differing needs are better reflected in how we plan and deliver SPT transport services.
- Younger people, older people, women, disabled people, LGBT+ people, and black and ethnic minority people feel safe when using SPT services.
Our final equality outcome is in relation to the diversity of our organisation.
- SPT’s workforce demographic reflects the SPT area, helping us to better understand the needs of our communities.