Policy - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) operates in a diverse national and global community. ANZBMS values diversity in its leaders, members, staff and partnerships. To ensure that all members and our staff are provided with a supportive and productive environment that promotes innovation, and so that the quality and depth of the Society’s endeavours and leadership are maximised, we seek to actively support and promote participation from under-represented groups in Society activities and committees. ANZBMS is committed to achieving gender equity in all ANZBMS activities and awards, and particularly promote involvement of women in leadership. This Policy, in conjunction with the ANZBMS Codes of Conduct, explicitly communicates ANZBMS’s commitment to a positive and inclusive professional culture. 

Provision of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

ANZBMS undertakes to promote and support diversity and inclusion in all its activities through the following:

ANZBMS Council is accountable for developing and implementing equal opportunity policies, practices, and programs that promote equitable opportunities for all members and staff, and is accountable for addressing disadvantage experienced by identified groups within the Society;

ANZBMS Council shall review all Committee nominations and appointments to ensure consideration of equity, diversity and inclusion in final appointment decisions;

ANZBMS Council shall support proactive measures to achieve gender parity and promote inclusion/recognition of minority/disadvantaged groups in all ANZBMS speaker invitations and award nominations;

ANZBMS Council and associated Sub-Committees are committed to providing work and meeting environments that are inclusive of all individuals, characterised by respect, and are safe for all members and staff, including being free from all forms of discrimination and harassment;

ANZBMS is committed to influencing positive change in equity, diversity and inclusion matters in academic research and the health sector;

ANZBMS Counil commits to reviewing and considering equity and inclusion practices of affiliated/external partners in ANZBMS’ current and future engagement in partnerships and investment strategies;

ANZBMS values the unique status of First Nations peoples as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters of our Countries. The Society makes a commitment to work together in a spirit of reconciliation. ANZBMS commits to respecting and embracing First Peoples culture at the Annual Scientific meeting including acknowledging the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and New Zealand and recognising their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. ANZBMS also recognises the importance of closing the Indigenous health gap by including relevant research at the Annual Scientific meeting and through relevant Committee activities.