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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity means difference, i.e. different protected characteristics and different ways of thinking being represented.

Inclusion is when everyone is included, irrespective of their differences.

Equality of opportunity means that all employees and job applicants have the opportunity to realise their full potential.


It is the policy of the CII to treat all colleagues and job applicants fairly and equally. We do not discriminate against staff based on the protected characteristics of age, disability, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or gender reassignment or whether they are a part-time worker, fixed term employee or are a member of a trade union.

We seek to ensure no person is victimised or harassed or bullied or subjected to discrimination and that all employees feel secure and content and that the workplace is free from intimidation.

The CII have an annual D&I programme supported by our People Inclusion Group, LGBT+ Advocates and our Wellbeing Champions.

Our values

The CII values and respects diversity and strives in all its activities to take account of and reflect the interests if all the people it serves.


Our partners

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