Welcome to CIWM’s first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) survey

Thank you for taking the time to help us collect data on equality, diversity and inclusion across the sector, from CIWM staff, volunteers, members and non-members. This survey forms part of the work to create an EDI strategy which is being developed by the CIWM EDI Working Group. You can read more about this work at ciwm.co.uk/edi.

Why should you fill this in?

There’s very little demographic data on the make-up of the waste and resources sector workforce and even less formal information about how it feels to work within the sector. This survey is a starting point to begin to understand the current demographic make-up and some of the baseline data on EDI so that we can plan how to improve. There are 35 questions which should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

We recognise that using the correct terminology is important and we have therefore taken advice from EDI experts and used terminology found in the 2021 Census when phrasing our questions. We have also included an option to self-describe, so that we can learn from participants about the terminology they prefer to use about themselves.

All responses are completely anonymous – we hope you will feel comfortable enough to answer openly and provide additional detail in the comment boxes. We advise you not to include any identifying information and please be assured that we won't include any personally identifiable information when we publish the survey results.

We will be openly sharing reports on the results from the survey via the CIWM website and social media so that it can be a resource for all in the sector. It will also be used by the CIWM EDI Working Group to inform the next steps of our work to develop the CIWM EDI strategy which will be published in 2022.

Thank you again for your input – we really appreciate your help and this vital EDI data will play an important role in shaping the future of CIWM and the wider sector.

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* 1. Please tell us about your relationship with CIWM. Please tick all that apply.

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