IoD Our ED&I commitment

In making our ED&I commitment, one of the first steps was to articulate the unique contribution that the IoD can make – what we can do that others can’t.

We believe that better directors build better organisations and better organisations build a better world. We also believe it is the responsibility of every director and leader to support cultures that promote inclusion and diversity, because organisations with strong ED&I cultures not only perform better, but give back more to their people, their stakeholders and society. These are the kinds of enterprise the UK needs to build a stronger, fairer economy – one where everyone can contribute and thrive.

It is our responsibility to support directors in creating these organisations, and that means helping them understand the value that flows from placing ED&I at the heart of their cultures and supporting them in implementing best practice. We are committed to using our relationship with directors, our world-class professional development, our influence with government and our voice in the market to make this happen. And we are committed to strengthening our own ED&I culture, delivered through action, not words.

Better directors for a better world

The IoD supports directors and business leaders across the UK and beyond to learn, network and build successful, responsible businesses.
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