Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

The IET provides services which embrace diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity.  The IET’s goal is to ensure that its commitment, reinforced by its values, is embedded in its working practices with all volunteers, staff and other stakeholders.


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Introducing the IET equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

We recently launched an IET Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy. This document sets out the rationale behind the strategy, and the areas we want to focus on, so we can reach under-represented groups in future. It also ensures that we align our efforts to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Science Council Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework Tool so that as an institution, we reflect the behaviours that we promote – and we need your support.

We want to ensure that the actions represent our membership base and the countries in which we operate. We’d like you to get involved by interpreting the strategy in your local community and getting involved in activities to support and embed the strategy.

The strategy has been written with a focus on the current situation in the UK where we need to address the skills shortage that threatens UK industry by widening the talent pool within engineering and technology. However, the guiding principles within the strategy, such as inclusion and engaging with and celebrating the achievements of engineers and technicians from multiple diversity strands, have a global reach.

Download the EDI strategy below:

Read how IET volunteers are contributing to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Case studies with practical guidance on how you can interpret and apply the strategy in your local community and support equality, diversity and inclusion across the IET.