In February we published the results of a research project into the experiences of ethnic minorities in the environmental sector. We held a webinar in March, attended by stakeholders from across the sector, to provide an overview of the report and featuring guest speakers involved in the project, with the opportunity to ask questions to the report authors. This report will provide a research basis our future work around EDI.
We continued to participate in the Professional Bodies Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework to measure our own progress.
We published diversity statistics of our membership in our annual report. This showed even binary gender split and that 9.7% of our members with a UK address identified as being from an ethnic minority,
Our CEO acted as an advisor to the Race Report.
We updated our accreditation criteria to the new ES3 benchmark, with EDI criteria now being part of the assessment process.
We will be launching Phase 2 of our diversity work for the sector looking at placements, targeted professional development support, mentoring and ambassador schemes.