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

Industry asked for views on measuring equality in construction

Companies from across UK construction can now have their say on plans to develop standard measures of how the sector seeks to improve the equality and diversity in its workforce.

The Construction Leadership Council is developing proposals to introduce a common set of equality, diversity and inclusion metrics for the sector. The intention of the proposal – which the CLC committed to as part of its Skills Plan earlier this year - is to ensure companies have access to better information about the makeup of the workforce, helping to shape efforts to ensure that construction reflects the communities it works in across the UK.

The development of an industry standard approach will also help streamline data collection for businesses, meaning that they are only asked to gather this information once, and can make much better use of it by being bale to benchmark themselves against their peers.

The consultation has launched today and businesses of all sizes and types are asked to respond. The survey is live at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CLCEDI and will remain open until 7 September.

Responses will help shape development of the system for EDI measuring and monitoring, which is planned for introduction by the end of 2022.