Future of construction Campaign

Sign the CIOB Diversity & Inclusion Charter

Building a More Inclusive Future in Construction

Discover the Vital Role of D&I in the Built Environment Sector’s Survival and Success.

Last updated: 2nd May 2024

Diversity & Inclusion Charter

Our Special Report of Diversity and Inclusion sets out the business case and provides excellent examples of best practice from around the globe. These examples are aligned to each of the Charter’s five key commitments, helping you to understand how you can make progress on this critical agenda.

“While some construction organisations have advanced quite far along the path to diversity and inclusion, and are starting to see results, it is important to keep in mind that every organisation begins where they are.”

Sign the Diversity & Inclusion Charter

Join us in championing equality, diversity, and inclusion by signing up to our charter - your commitment makes all the difference!

Sign our Charter

The Five Key Charter Commitments

The important thing is to acknowledge where we are, make a plan, be transparent, and keep moving forward. 

  1. Show Leadership: Demonstrate visible senior leadership by highlighting the business benefits of D&I in both internal and external messaging and action.
  2. Make a plan: Create a plan, including targets where appropriate, to address under-representation, reduce identified pay gaps, and ensure equitable development and progression for all.
  3. Shape the culture: Display messages promoting an inclusive culture and making it clear that discriminatory language or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.
  4. Be transparent: Publish an annual report detailing the progress made against our targets and setting out your plans for the next 12 months.
  5. Be accountable: Demonstrate board-level accountability by assigning responsibility for these Charter commitments to the CEO or a named Director.

Ongoing support  

We are here for you

After becoming a signatory to our charter, you will be invited to join our Employers’ Forum on Diversity and Inclusion, where you can share challenges and successes in developing your approach to D&I with like-minded employers who have also committed to the CIOB Charter.

We will also share examples of successful initiatives, best practice and lessons learned that will be helpful to all. 

If you do not receive your invitation, contact: [email protected].

We’ve signed up

These companies have already signed our Charter