CIMSPA Board of Directors Statement on Equality and Diversity

CIMSPA’s board of directors recognise and value people’s differences and are fully committed to encouraging diversity, reducing discrimination and accepting the legal and regulatory governance that shape how the chartered institute operates with equality and opportunity for all.

CIMSPA’s board of directors aim to ensure that fellow directors, committee members and CIMSPA’s employees are representative of all sections of society that they serve. The directors are also committed to providing an open and welcoming environment for all key stakeholders that celebrates and promotes the differences between the people who engage with CIMSPA. CIMSPA has two key targets which it is working towards and committed to achieving:

  1. A gender parity of a minimum of 30% representation from each gender on to CIMSPA’s board.
  2. Diversity across CIMSPA’s board including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME), disability, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) members of the community.

CIMSPA values the variety of different views, outlooks and approaches that a diverse workforce, board, membership, partner and volunteer network bring. This ensures that CIMSPA provides improved services and increases understanding of CIMSPA’s membership/service users/partners.

CIMSPA will ensure that no person receives less favourable treatment or disadvantaged by requirements or conditions, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

CIMSPA has appointed a board director who will act as the ‘equality champion’. The equality champion will work in conjunction with the board of directors and CIMSPA’s senior management team to achieve its targets set within an annual action plan. The action plan includes details of how CIMSPA will achieve its obligations to gender parity and diversity targets for the board of directors, senior management team and CIMSPA employees.

CIMSPA's diversity action plan is currently under development and will be available on the CIMSPA website within one week of board approval and subject to continued compliance with the Code. 


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