People & Skills

DIVERSITY

We're committed to increasing the representation of women, and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, to ensure our workforce properly reflects the communities we serve. In partnership with The Equal Group, our Investment in Talent Group have created a best practice guide to help businesses and companies ensure their workplaces are accessible and attractive to those currently under-represented in the sector, and a charter for supporting women in the industry.

The industry has committed to employing 33% women in offshore wind by 2030 (up from 18% in 2020) with an ambition to reach 40% and 9% BAME employees in offshore wind by 2030 (up from c.5%) with an ambition to reach 12%. The Diversity Working Group has been set up to deliver these ambitions. In partnership with The Equal Group, the Investment in Talent Group have created a best practice guide to help businesses and companies ensure their workplaces are accessible and attractive to those currently under-represented in the sector, and a charter for supporting women in the industry. It is already showing improvements in the number of women being employed, including an increase in the proportion of women on apprenticeships. More recently the working group has started to look at what needs to be done to improve diversity in terms of visible and invisible disabilities and to support social mobility.