INTRODUCTION

We are at a significant moment of change within our industry. As our world turns its focus to the energy transition and achieving net zero, we have work to do to cement our industry’s role as a leader and enabler in the quest for a more sustainable future.

Put simply, to get to that point, we cannot just do what we have done until now. Innovation, disruptive thinking, brave decision-making and establishing an inclusive culture will be essential to drive change and make net zero possible. There is no getting away from that.

Part of the journey we must walk as an industry, is to drive a renewed focus on improving our collective diversity and, importantly, curate a culture of inclusion.

With that, we invite you to participate in a first-of-its-kind survey to help establish a diversity and inclusion baseline for our industry.

The output of this survey will, firstly, inform us on our starting point. But importantly, it will help us identify the tangible and impactful actions required to build a more inclusive industry that harnesses the diversity of talent, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that it requires.

We really welcome input from everyone, including from colleagues who are recently retired, are currently off work or are between jobs, but can share input from previous organisations.

 

INSTRUCTION & CONSENT STATEMENT

The survey is conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU) on behalf of the OGUK Diversity & Inclusion Task Group. It will take around ten minutes to complete and all data collected will be confidential, de-identified and non-attributable. The results of the survey will be published early next year.

Your participation is completely voluntary and no data will be captured prior to submission of the survey. If you do not want to answer any questions, it is OK to be left blank. Data submitted is non-attributable to the participant and, therefore, cannot be withdrawn after submission.

The survey is being conducted through the Jisc Online Surveys tool in compliance with UK data protection laws. Any personal data will be subject to the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and Data Protection Act 1998 and will be stored securely. Survey responses and summary data will be aggregated and de-identified by researchers in RGU. Data collected may be processed manually and with the aid of computer software. Data can be archived for up to 10 years.

Completion and submission of this survey will be taken as consent to the above. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Ms SuMin Kim (s.kim5@rgu.ac.uk).