The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Diversity Panel

The Diversity Panel is a collaborative forum and platform for members of all construction disciplines and professional bodies to identify and promote diversity policy and activities within the construction industry.

Vision:
To lead collaboration and inspire innovation that will bring about cultural change in the built environment professions and construction industry

Mission:
To identify and promote diversity policy and activities within the built environment.

Goals:

  • Prepare a strategy to influence and engage with industry leaders to bring about a cultural change in attitudes to diversity, fairness and respect within our workplace(s)
  • Develop a media plan to showcase positive images of construction as a means of attracting a diverse workforce improve our image and fix our reputation
  • Define what diversity means in practice and develop a model/guide with training programme for the workforce
  • Attract and retain young people as the future leaders of our industry
  • Open up career paths and provide ladders of opportunity

 

To download a copy of the Diversity Panel’s Terms of Reference please click here

Activities 
 

A Blueprint for Change

With total coverage of over 207,000 industry professionals, the report provides a significant insight into the industry’s progress since the first CIC Diversity Panel report was published in 2009, ahead of the introduction of the 2010 Equality Act.

A Blueprint for Change indicates that:

  • there has been a 1% increase in the number of female professionals in the construction workforce;
  • the gender mix in industry varies with age with a notable increase in females aged 25 and under;
  •  more people are due to retire than are joining the industry at a young age;
  • only two of the participating institutions gather data on sexual orientation;
  • the religious profile of the industry remains the same as in 2009 ;
  • among those who choose to disclose ethnicity, the BAME population is 11.3% of the industry;
  • less than 5% of the industry declare disability;
  • Consultancy is outperforming other areas of industry in attracting women and people from BAME background.

For a copy of the report click here