Signing up to the IP Inclusive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Charter is a way of confirming your commitment to a more diverse and inclusive IP sector, and to equal opportunities for all who work in it.
Our Charter signatories have all committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion by:
Having in place a named individual within their organisation as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer. This person will be sufficiently senior to make change happen and to be accountable for their progress.
Having in place a written Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and making everybody in the organisation aware of it.
Promoting openness and transparency so as to demonstrate merit-based equal opportunities in their recruitment and career progression processes.
Acknowledging the effects of unconscious bias and introducing measures to tackle it.
Monitoring and reporting internally on their progress using measures and at intervals that are appropriate to their size and nature.
Sharing their experience within the IP Inclusive community to help build an effective network for equality, diversity and inclusion across the IP sector.
By promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions we can enable those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to contribute fully, to fulfil their potential and to strengthen our sector. As more diverse and inclusive employers, we will be better able to recruit and retain the people we need to develop and grow our organisations.