This group takes leadership in developing guidelines for situations and methods by which procurement levers can be used to encourage action on diversity and inclusion through the supply chain. This builds on consultation work already started by Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy (ACE), with representatives from the highways and transportation sector, drawn from DILG members and beyond.

Outputs

The purpose of a DILG action group would be to progress prior work and to explore opportunities for publishing guidelines for dissemination across the sector.

Once guidelines for highways and transportation are in place, the group could be re-scoped to consider adopting similar guidance for other sectors – for instance utilities.

Chair

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy (ACE)

Participating organisations

  • Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • Atkins
  • Department for Transport
  • EW Group
  • Highways England
  • HS2
  • ISS Labour
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Mott McDonald
  • Network Rail
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Transport for London
  • WISE