The Institution of Agricultural Engineers recognises that diversity and inclusion is important to achieve in our own organisation, in the industries and organisations where our members work and right across the breadth of agricultural and land-based engineering. To that end we have introduced a Diversity and Inclusion Policy that will underpin all our actions.
The Royal Academy of Engineering highlights the benefits of diversity: ‘A diverse workforce within a company strengthens it in all areas, including resilience, capacity to innovate, and improved financial performance’.
We are therefore contunuing our project to explore what needs to be done by the Institution to improve diversity and inclusion both for ourselves and our members’ workplaces.
We have a small panel, chaired by IAgrE Fellow Clare Butler Ellis, who are taking this project forwards. Please get in touch with Sarah 01234 750876 if you would like to get involved. Meetings will be held virtually, so you do not need to travel. A big time commitment is not required either, just whatever you can contribute.
Let’s work together to make the IAgrE an organisation where everyone who cares about agricultural engineering belongs!