UK chartered bodies join forces on equality, diversity and inclusion

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has joined forces with other UK chartered bodies to launch a new study into how Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) is being considered and addressed across a number of professions.

The twelve bodies have come together to identify where professional and regulatory organisations can collectively make the most impact to increase recruitment, progression and retention of under-represented groups. By exploring the standards and experiences across these sectors, the research will help identify barriers to progression across the professions and identify steps that can be taken individually or collectively to address these over the coming years. The group will use this research to share resources around ED&I and commission new work and research to ensure our professions are as inclusive as possible.

How to complete the survey

A link to the survey was emailed to all CIPR members yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). If you are a CIPR member that would like to complete the survey and has not received this email please contact CIPR's PR and Policy Officer, Liam Taylor.

The Chartered Bodies Collaborative includes:

  • ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • CII, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • CILEx Regulation, legal regulator of individuals, entities and licensed bodies
  • CIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • CIPFA, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • CIPR, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
  • CMI, Chartered Management Institute
  • ICAS, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • IET, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • IOSH, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • IWFM, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

This survey is the first of its kind for the CIPR and another important step in addressing the perennial issue of how to become a diverse, representative, and inclusive industry. Working together across professions demonstrates the importance organisations are placing on this issue and gives us the opportunity to learn from each other, share resources, and work on areas of common interest for the benefit of all.

It is important that your voices are heard and that we can represent the public relations industry in these discussions. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share your thoughts and experiences.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete. The delivery of this research has been contracted to The Young Foundation, an independent research agency. For more information about this work please visit this page online.


About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).