The Construction Industry Federation is proud to announce the launch of the CIF Diversity and Inclusion Charter in collaboration with The Irish Centre for Diversity.

This Charter highlights CIF’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the construction industry and builds on the great work done by the #BuildingEquality campaign.

This charter is available for all CIF members to sign up to and outlines their commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in their company. By signing up to this charter, members are publicly committing to taking small steps to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and our industry.

The benefits to CIF launching and supporting this campaign are that we will attract and retain the best talent to our industry by actively addressing under-representation.

Benefits to members who sign up include:

  1. A CIF Diversity logo for your company to show you have made this pledge.
  2. Appropriate social media exposure.
  3. Access to information, tools and examples of good practice through the Centre and CIF Training.

There are three different levels for a company who sign the charter to achieve: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each company that signs up to the Diversity Pledge must achieve Bronze level within one year.

Investors in Diversity Bronze is all about helping you build a strong foundation that you can use as a platform, to embed D&I into wider organisational systems. Investors in Diversity Bronze is designed to help get your organisation ready for your unique journey to becoming a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Bronze level criteria:

  1. A company’s leadership team must have received Diversity and Inclusion training within two years.
  2. A company must have a number of up-to-date Diversity and Inclusion policies, the number depending on how many employees the company has. These policies must have been written or reviewed within two years. The Irish Centre for Diversity will provide a consultant to help staff write or review their policies. All policies must have been communicated to all staff.

Once bronze level is achieved within a year, the member is automatically signed up for the charter for the following 2 years.

The Irish Centre for Diversity

The Irish Centre for Diversity’s aim is to work in partnership with organisations across Ireland to help them embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all they do. Their goal is to positively influence beliefs, attitudes, behaviour and conduct towards issues surrounding EDI. They want organisations to do more than just tick boxes; they want them to transform the workplace environment to one which is equitable and inclusive.

Their services include the highly prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, which is Ireland first all encompassing, diversity and inclusion mark offering a holistic approach to improving Equality and Diversity across all grounds. This comprises of Bronze, Silver and Gold-level accreditation.

For more information visit https://irishcentrefordiversity.ie/

Diversity & Inclusion Charter & Logo

Please review and sign the CIF Diversity and Inclusion Charter to commit to delivering diversity in your workplace. To view and sign the charter, please click here.

Upon signing the Charter, you will be contacted by CIF to begin the process of earning the bronze-level award.

You will also receive the CIF Diversity and Inclusion logo for your company.

Preview of Logo

Preview of Diversity and Inclusion Charter Logo

Diversity and Inclusion Training

The CIF will be running Diversity and Inclusion training sessions for members who sign up to the Charter. These sessions will take place over half a day in CIF and will be presented by The Irish Centre for Diversity.

To express interest in the Diversity and Inclusion training, please fill out the form and a member of CIF will contact you with more details.