Driving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our profession: IWFM’s policy, ambition and commitment


  • Future of work,
  • Workplace

08 November 2021

Equity, diversity, inclusion

Today we have published our Public Statement outlining IWFM’s policy, ambition and commitment to improving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices within the Institute, our membership and across the workplace and facilities management profession.

The Public Statement is the result of extensive research, planning and engagement on this important topic, including the establishment of a volunteer EDI Focus Group who have helped to finalise the document.

Alongside the statement we have also launched a new EDI webpage detailing the rationale and motivation for this initiative, and some of core activity that we will be undertaking over the coming months and years. It includes an explanation of how and why we will collect, analyse and use data to help us identify 'what good looks like' and to overcome the barriers to greater diversity and inclusion across the sector. There are also details about the members of the EDI Focus Group who are guiding and supporting our work in this area.

Learn more at our upcoming webinar

As part of our programme to raise awareness of our EDI activity, we will be holding a webinar on Wednesday 24 November with panellists from the EDI Focus Group to discuss the ‘what, why and who’ behind our EDI Public Statement and commitment, and how the Group is supporting this work. To sign up to the webinar, please click here.

To read our Public Statement in full and for further details about IWFM’s work on EDI, please click here.