Diversifying our profession and supporting minority groups within our current and future professional community is the key to sustaining the future of our sector. Share your action plans or objectives to improve diversity publicly and become part of our collaborative diversity action network.

How does it work?

Fill in the form below, on behalf of your organisation, to have your public commitment added to our list of signatories. All you must do is provide your name, your email address, your company name, and its objectives, targets or work plans that contribute to the aim of transforming diversity in the environment and sustainability profession or the environment sector. Please also upload a copy of the company logo.

Commitment Guide

View our commitment guide here

Once your commitment has been reviewed and approved by the Diverse Sustainability Officer via an initial phone call, it will be added to the partner section of this website. It will be promoted through the Diverse Sustainability Initiative (DSI) communications channels, gaining exposure for your commitment.

As a partner of the DSI, you will need to complete an annual partner survey to update us on the progress of your commitment. If you do not complete the partner survey, we will look to talk to you about your commitment and ability to continue as a DSI partner. Discretion will be applied for unforeseen circumstances.

Please only submit your request if you are passionate and dedicated to creating change and encouraging more diversity in the profession.

Potential areas of work you could commit to:

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HR review to ensure your recruitment and management practices improve engagement and reduce unconscious bias
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Implementation of a mentor or buddy scheme for professionals who identify within minority groups
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Internal ‘safe space’ where challenges, barriers and prejudices can be raised and addressed
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Diversity to be added to all risk registers and considered at the highest levels of management in your organisation
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Remove names from application forms to reduce unconscious bias in recruitment

Make the commitment

Commit to transforming diversity in the environment and sustainability profession today by filling out the form below and becoming a partner of the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.

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Become a supporting partner

The Diverse Sustainability Initiative is just beginning to embed the new governance model which involves a more collaborative approach to diversifying the profession. Diversity is not a competition to be had between professional membership bodies, or consultancies or NGOs, but instead is an area in which we need to collaborate to maximise impact.

We have big plans to change the face of our sector. But we can’t do that without resources. To deliver meaningful activity requires resource, whether that is funding or other resources such as meeting space, staff time or publicity. Get in touch to find out more about becoming a supporting partner.

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