21st January 2021

The Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) UK is a registered charity dedicated to promoting responsibly forestry and helping to ensure Forests For All Forever.

FSC UK would like to make a public commitment to work towards improving diversity within the environment and sustainability sector, and among environment and sustainability professionals.

In 2023:

• Developed our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and made this visible on our website.
• Provided unconscious bias training to line managers
• Ensured application packs used inclusive terminology and did not overstate the skills/experience required for a role
• Continued to anonymise applications
• Collated data on diversity of staff and applicants and took part in the Race Report
• Continued to learn from others

In 2024:

• Continue to conduct our annual EDI survey and submit data to the RACE report
• Collect data on applicants and establish systems to review the data and report internally
• Explore a greater range of advertising media, and particularly social media, to reach a more diverse talent pool
• Continue our work to ensure application packs use inclusive terminology and do not overstate the skills/experience required for a role
• Offer unconscious bias training to all staff
• Embed EDI into the selection criteria for projects submitted to our proposed impact investment fund
• Further develop our EDI policy
• Support The Raven Network
• Continue to learn from others particularly through networks such as the IEMA initiative and Wildlife & Countryside Link