RICS launches new guidance to drive diversity and inclusion in surveying sector


THE Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new guide to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

The six-document publication has been developed by RICS members and experts in DEI and covers topics such as inclusive policies, inclusive spaces, career progression, everyday life at work, recruitment, and developing an inclusive culture in the workplace.

While the guidance benefits all RICS professionals, it places particular emphasis on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and sole practitioners. By providing access to specialist DEI advice, the aim is to empower these entities to attract, retain, and optimise their DEI practices.

Sybil Taunton, RICS head of DEI, said, “In delivering this guidance, RICS is expanding the support available to members and firms, striving to shape an inclusive profession where everyone can thrive, realise their potential, and deliver positive social impact. By fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, we envision a profession that reflects the rich diversity of our communities.”

For more information and to access the guides, visit:  RICS launches new guidance to supplement Rules of Conduct Rule 4