CIWM recognises the value in a wide diversity of voices and viewpoints in all that we do, and that embracing this approach will ensure CIWM, and the wider sector, is even more successful.
CIWM is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through all of its operations and activities, and to educating and encouraging good practice in this area among members and throughout the resource and waste sector as a whole.
We also recognise that the workforce of the future will be a diverse one, and we want to reflect both our members and the communities we serve.
You can find more about CIWM’s EDI policy here.
CIWM’s EDI Strategy
To achieve our goal of moving the world beyond waste, CIWM needs support from an inclusive community with diverse voices, knowledge, skills, and perspectives. With this in mind, CIWM has developed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy as part of our mission to be open and inclusive to all, regardless of background, ability, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
EDI is central to CIWM’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and values, as well as our aim to move the world beyond waste. To help begin our journey we established the EDI Working Group in 2021 with the aim of ensuring we provide equal opportunities and support within CIWM, our membership, and the sector as a whole. The Group has been instrumental in forming the strategy.
Read our EDI strategy today to find out how we intend to create a welcoming and inclusive community.
Download CIWM’s EDI Strategy (Executive Summary)
Download CIWM’s EDI Strategy (Full Document)
As the membership body for the waste and resource sector, we aim to provide a voice for all of our members. When we embarked on the creation of our Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, we knew that we needed to reach as broad, diverse and inclusive a group as possible for their input.
To achieve this, we created a working group made up of members from a variety of backgrounds, ran focus groups to invite members to share their views and undertook an EDI survey, which was open to the whole sector. As well as gathering input into the EDI Strategy, one of our aims was to collect data on the make up of the sector and the experiences of those who work in it.
Download CIWM's EDI Survey Summary Report (Summary Document)
Download CIWM's EDI Survey Report (Full Report)