The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management is committed to encouraging diversity amongst and prohibiting discrimination across our whole organisation, and looks to promote diversity in the environmental and water industries more broadly.
We assert that a diverse organisation brings with it extensive benefits. Greater diversity enables a wider range of experience, skills and perspectives. It raises productivity, broadens ideas and makes our surrounding environments, workplaces and meetings richer and more beneficial.
Access the full text of our policy here.
Alongside our work as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council Diversity and Inclusion progression framework steering group, we are proud to announce our 2021 initiative to develop new CIWEM networks that represent our diverse community.
We want these networks to be led by our members. In fact, one of our members recently approached CIWEM to launch CIWEM’s first LGBTQ+ network and the idea of the WEM Pride network was born.
WEM Pride is just one of many member-led diversity and inclusion networks we are hoping to launch in 2021. If you would like to launch or participate in a network representing a different community, we want to hear from you. Please contact CIWEM Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Francesca Batchelor, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.