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Diversity and inclusion in engineering survey report 2015

The Royal Academy of Engineering commissioned WISE to design a survey tool to gather information on the extent of diversity and inclusion work across their Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) and for use in understanding the focus of future activity.

The Royal Academy of Engineering established The Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) in July 2013 as a collaborative practical action forum. Chaired by Allan Cook, Chairman of Atkins, the DLG is made up of around 40 engineering employers and employer-led organisations, including many WISE member organisations.

This report is based on two diversity and inclusion (D&I) survey exercises, one with 26 members of the Academy Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) and one with 25 corporate members of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). It covers the extent of D&I work across both groups, and provides a baseline against which to measure progress. The report addresses prioritising action, challenges to progress, action to embed D&I, communication, monitoring and measuring, workforce composition, making a difference, making progress and the role of the DLG and CIHT. It also highlights trends, similarities and differences between the extent of DLG and CIHT D&I work.

The final survey was distributed to DLG members for completion by WISE, who subsequently reported on its findings. 

Read more and download the survey report

Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit

Also available from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit - See more at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/policy/diversity-in-engineering/bis-programme/employers#sthash.HxLH83nE.dpuf

This toolkit is designed around recognised diversity and inclusion themes with a focus on seventeen case studies from engineering organisations aiming to increase diversity and inclusion. It contains diversity statistics, a business case for diversity and inclusion in engineering, tools from Pearn Kandola, guidance on specific initiatives, useful resources and sources of information. It is an output from the Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Leadership Group (DLG).

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