Building a construction industry that reflects the communities it builds for
The future of the construction industry is at risk
The construction industry has a vital role to play in building a better future for Britain, adding 9% of GDP to the UK economy each year, and employing 2.9 million people in the UK workforce. But the industry is failing to attract a diverse pool of talent because many feel the industry is not for them.
The Construction Inclusion Coalition (CIC) has been created to improve equity, diversity and inclusion across the construction sector.
Established by leading organisations across the construction industry, we are working together to enhance the impact of our individual diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Together, we will foster collaboration, establish a network to share knowledge and resources across the industry, and co-create solutions to make a difference.
of the construction industry are currently women
are from ethnic minority backgrounds
of people say they’d be more likely to look for jobs in the construction sector if it demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
The Built on Better Pledge
We are calling on businesses across the construction industry – no matter how big or small – to join the Construction Inclusion Coalition and take the Built on Better Pledge.
We Promise To
Work together to inspire the next generation of leaders in the construction industry
Conduct internal surveys on equity, diversity and inclusion, and to act on the main problems and barriers identified
Develop and share resources from within and beyond the construction industry
Support a healthy and collaborative workplace environment, and maintain a whistleblowing procedure where colleagues feel comfortable speaking out
Educate ourselves, our colleagues, and the wider industry around aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion
Commit to benchmarking, tracking and sharing equity, diversity and inclusion data within organisations
Assess our equity, diversity and inclusion progress on an annual basis, publishing a report and outlining a plan for further action every year as a coalition
Industry-wide challenges require an industry-wide solution. The Construction Inclusion Coalition was established in 2023 by leading organisations across the construction industry, to improve equity, diversity and inclusion across the sector.