The professional engineering institutions (PEIs) form the backbone of the engineering profession in the UK. The Academy supports their work in many areas, and the diversity strand of work has resulted in the development of the Engineering Diversity Concordat. So far, 31 PEIs have signed this document, which states that they agree to work towards achieving the following objectives:

  • To communicate commitment to equality and inclusion principles and practices
  • To take action to increase diversity amongst those in professional engineering membership and registration
  • To monitor and measure progress.

Engineering Diversity Concordat

The concordat outlines principles and objectives all professional engineering institutions (PEIs) can commit to in order to increase diversity. Relevance of the one-page document extends to other organisations wishing to make progress on diversity. For an up-to-date list of concordat signatories, email the diversity team

Engineering Diversity Concordat (68.15 KB)

Concordat resource guide

The guide aims to support PEIs working towards the Engineering Diversity Concordat and other organisations that wish to increase diversity. This resource guide has been compiled by the Royal Academy of Engineering in consultation with a number of professional engineering institutions. However, its use and relevance go beyond engineering to other professions and organisations. 

Engineering Diversity Concordat resource guide (505.79 KB)

Engineering Diversity Concordat signatories

For a list of professional engineering institutions (PEIs) and other organisations signed up to the Engineering Diversity Concordat, click on the link below. 

Engineering Diversity Concordat signatories (130.45 KB)

Diversity guidelines

These guidelines contain steps that professional engineering institutions (PEIs) can take to increase diversity and inclusion. They include examples of action related to marketing and publicity (including IT), recruitment and selection of steering groups and committees, events, monitoring and evaluation, and awards and scheme selection and programme design. 

Diversity guidelines (187.42 KB)