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New report sets a baseline for Diversity and Inclusion in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry for the first time.

The report, titled Building a Baseline: OGUK Diversity & Inclusion Survey, is produced by OGUK’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Task Group, in partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU). It is shaped by responses from more than 1,600 people from over 23 disciplines and over 100 organisations and provides powerful insight on industry’s key challenges.

Key findings of the report include:

  • 57% of respondents rated the diversity and inclusion culture in their organisation as strong or very strong.
  • 38% felt focus on diversity and inclusion in their organisation had improved in the last few years.
  • 34% saw the importance of diversity and inclusion increase due to COVID-19.
  • 14% regarded the D&I culture in their organisation as weak or felt there is no D&I culture at all.

Download or read online here

Let’s talk about Diversity & Inclusion.

It’s time to highlight the great work being done, identify where more is needed, and work to promote a character that embraces the benefits of attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Read recent articles about the industry’s initiatives related to D&I in energy.

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Industry news & articles

  • Number of women at the top of the UK energy sector rises – but prevalence of all-male boards remains disappointing. POWERful Women and PwC have published the latest ‘state of the nation’ on the gender balance at the top of the UK energy industry.  Read more
  • Industry inclusion: A change is necessary. Workforce diversity and inclusivity are currently major discussion points for industry. Wireline Issue 45 – Read more
  • Understanding the next generation. “OGUK is proud to champion industry efforts to improve diversity and inclusion.” BAME, pages 76-77 – Read more

Do you have additional resources we could share? Drop us a line at diversity.inclusion@oilandgasuk.co.uk.