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Equality and Human Rights

As an all-island body, safefood is fully committed to observing equality and human rights legislation on the island of Ireland, not only as our duty but as a natural expression of the safefood ethos.


Our Equality Policy is designed to reflect best practice on the island of Ireland while reflecting our legal obligations as required by the different jurisdictional legislation.

Our Revised Equality Scheme (as required by S75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998) details how we propose to fulfil our obligations and actively promote equal opportunities and good relations in our dealings with other parties and individuals in Northern Ireland.

The Audit of Inequalities and S75 Action Plan (as required by the Scheme) enhances the effective implementation of our duties.


safefood, like all public authorities in Northern Ireland, is required to report annually to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland on the progress made towards implementing its statutory duties. These are public documents which have been prepared by safefood using the Equality Commission’s template.

The latest report is available to download below. Previous reports are available on request.

Section 75 Progress Report 2022-2023

We would welcome any comments on any aspects of our equality policy and scheme. safefood will make all reports available in large print and Irish on request and will consider requests for other formats or translation into other languages.

Human Rights

Our public sector Human Rights duty details how we propose to fulfil our obligations to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of employees, customers, service users and everyone affected by safefood's policies and plans.

If you require any further information regarding equality and human rights, please contact:

HR Executive
7 Eastgate Avenue
Little Island
Co Cork
T45 RX01

Text Phone: +353 (0)86 6016002
Email: [email protected]


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