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We recognise that we have a responsibility to promote and adopt organisational policies that support sustainable practices and improve the health and wellbeing of our employees.

We are committed to promoting equal rights and opportunities, pro-actively tackling discrimination or disadvantage in all forms and creating an open and inclusive culture for our employees.

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  • Corporate sustainability and health group

    Photo of green office week 2016 at the BMAOur corporate sustainability and health group (CSHG) aims to improve our policies and create practical ways of reducing our carbon footprint. Chaired by the head of CSER and charities, the working group is formed of likeminded colleagues passionate about sustainability and health, with staff representation from each BMA directorate, the devolved nations and the BMJ. The group issues internal guidance to staff on their responsibility to the environment as well as organising staff initiatives to engage them with sustainability and health topics.

    We hold an annual sustainability and health week which coincides with Earth Day (22 April). The week aims to initiate discussions on environmental and health topics, and inspiring staff to adopt sustainable practices both inside and outside the office. Each day has a dedicated theme, which has included plastic pollution, sustainable food and health and wellbeing. We post blogs related to the daily topic on the staff intranet to engage with staff across the association and hold stands which have included visits from our caterers' (CH&CO) nutritionist, a personal trainer and our recycling providers. BMA Cymru Wales, BMA Northern Ireland and BMA Scotland have organised similar events such as the take the stairs initiative, reusable week and the step challenge.

    The CSHG is also part of our wider work on Sustainability and health.

  • Workplace wellbeing

    The BMA aims to be an employer that understands and looks after the needs of all its staff. As part of this, we have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme. Through Disability Confident we are ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

    The BMA has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about mental health. As a Mindful Employer, the BMA is committed to creating a positive and open culture about mental health. We recognise the importance of raising awareness of mental health and providing support to staff in need. We aim to implement good practices in recruiting and retaining valued and talented members of staff.

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  • Staff charity of the year

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Living wage employer

  • Business disability forum (BDF)

    Logo of Business Disability ForumThe BMA is a member of the Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to the creation of disability-smart organisations.

    Disability-smart organisations make it both easier and more rewarding to employ and work with people with disabilities by providing practical advice, training and facilitating networking opportunities. Being a part of this Forum means that we can be at the forefront of disability best practice.

    We are committed to ensuring that we are a fully accessible organisation for both employees and members alike.


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