Waken is committed to eliminating discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender and gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation.

As a team we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our business. We embed these values into everyday practices, policies and procedures so that they may become the norm for our organisation, our partners and hopefully in the wider world. We are passionate about being an actively antiracist organisation.

We believe equity is different from equality. Although both promote fairness, equality achieves this through treating everyone the same regardless of need, while equity achieves this through treating people appropriately according to their need.

Diversity is about welcoming the full spectrum of human differences and using inclusion to ensure that each individual feels accepted, valued and engaged regardless of race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender and gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation.