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FOI - Expenditure on equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

Arthur Lightfoot made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Yorkshire Water Services Limited as part of a batch sent to 77 authorities
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Dear Yorkshire Water Services Limited,
I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide the following information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide please mark as N/A in your return.

Please can this information be returned to me within 20 working days.
If your organisation does not hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A and provide the rest of the information that you do hold.

Yours faithfully,

Art Lightfoot

(80 Arrol House, London, SE1 6QL)

EIR Compliance, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

Reference Number: EIR 516

 

Dear Arthur Lightfoot,

 

I refer to your request for submitted to Yorkshire Water dated 17 November
2022.

 

You have made your request for information citing the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  As a private water utility company Yorkshire Water
is not bound by the terms of this Act.    

 

We have reviewed your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  Following the definition of environmental information
given within the regulations, your request for information does not fall
within the scope of this legislation.  We will consequently not be
providing you with the information you have requested. 

 

For your information, the definition of environmental information we have
used, given as Regulation 2(1), is reproduced below:

(a)          The state of the elements of the environment, such as air and
atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites including
wetlands, coastal and marine areas, biological diversity and its
components, including genetically modified organisms, and the interaction
among these elements;

(b)          Factors, such as substances, energy, noise, radiation or
waste, including radioactive waste, emissions, discharges and other
releases into the environment, affecting or likely to affect the elements
of the environment referred to in (a);

(c)           Measures (including administrative measures), such as
policies, legislation, plans, programmes, environmental agreements, and
activities affecting or likely to affect the elements and factors referred
to in (a) and (b) as well as measures or activities designed to protect
those elements;

(d)          Reports on the implementation of environmental legislation;

(e)          Cost-benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used
within the framework of the measures and activities referred to in (c);
and

(f)            The state of human health and safety, including the
contamination of the food chain, where relevant, conditions of human life,
cultural sites and built structures inasmuch as they are or may be
affected by the state of the elements of the environment referred to in
(a) or, through those elements, by any of the matters referred to in (b)
and (c).

 

In accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if you
are not satisfied with the reply to your request you can ask for an
internal review.  A request for an internal review must be submitted
within 40 working days by contacting the Data Protection Team.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted
at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113

Web: http://www.ico.org.uk

 

Thank you for contacting Yorkshire Water.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection Team

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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