The subject of diversity, equality and inclusion is of vital importance to our sector, and at the Institute of Water we are proud to be taking a leading role on these subjects particularly within the science and engineering fields. We have recently completed our annual benchmarking exercise, comparing ourselves to other professional bodies using the Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework. I’m delighted to report that we compare very favourably, and we have continued to proceed at pace through the framework.
One of the items which we have strengthened following this benchmarking exercise is our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Policy, and the associated action plan. Both documents have been approved by the Board, the Area Forum and the Membership & Standards Committee, and as well as publishing these on our website, I’m pleased to be present them to you here. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion will be a standing agenda item at Annual General Meetings moving forward, and we will continue to provide regular updates on progress with our action plan.
The Institute of Water is committed to a policy of inclusion and equality for all its staff, members and stakeholders. We recognise the value that a diverse water industry brings to society, and we are committed to promoting these benefits. We aim to be representative of the industry whom we serve, and to ensure that there are no barriers to membership.
We are signatories of the Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Concordat and the Science Council Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
For more information on this policy and what we have done to meet this, contact email@example.com
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