Inclusion Measurement Framework - Energy & Utility Skills

Inclusion Measurement Framework

The Energy & Utilities Inclusion Measurement Framework aligns with the sector’s Inclusion Commitment principle to measure and be transparent about progress on diversity and inclusion as a sector and in individual organisations.

Inclusion Measurement Framework

Inclusion Measurement Framework

For the last three years, the Inclusion Measurement Framework has collated data on equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across the energy and utilities sector as part of the sector’s Inclusion Commitment.

Measuring across the employment lifecycle from recruitment, through to progression and retention, the results have identified where change needs to happen for the sector to represent and reflect the communities the sector serves.

“Using this data, our sector can continue to measure and track progress towards a diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers and communities it serves and identify areas for particular focus.

“The 2022 report demonstrates the impact of EDI efforts but there is more to do. By increasing levels of participation in the Inclusion Measurement Framework the data will become increasingly valuable both in tracking progress and identifying the key areas that can drive sustainable change in the diversity of the sector’s workforce.”

Louise Parry, Director of People and Organisational Development, Energy & Utility Skills.

The Ongoing Challenge

The 2022 results show that the sector is still white male-dominated, indicating that more work is required to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent. Since last year, there has been a 2% decrease in females in the sector workforce, to 26%, well below the 48% representation of women in the UK workforce. There is a high representation of people from ethnic minorities among leavers which presents a significant risk to the sector.

The 3% representation of the LGBTQ+ community at leadership levels in the sector reflects the low representation overall and the majority of LGBTQ+ people tending to be in younger age groups.

There is a significant underrepresentation of disabled people working in the sector. 17% of the UK workforce are disabled compared to just 2% across participating organisations.

The 2022 Inclusion Measurement Framework report provides five recommendations for action and highlights the inclusion priorities for individual organisations and the sector overall.

To participate in the 2023 Inclusion Measurement Framework:

The 2023 Inclusion Measurement Framework repeats the Leadership Survey and extends its reach to understand the reasons individuals are leaving the sector.

Open to all organisations across the energy and utilities sector, the 2023 Inclusion Measurement Framework data submission will be open from 11 September until 20 October 2023. You can find out more and register to participate here. 

In a best endeavours approach, participating organisations are invited to provide the data they can.

The results will be published in early 2024.

Find Out More

If you’re an employer and keen to learn more about the sector’s inclusion commitment and get involved, please contact

To find out more about membership and our policy work, please contact 0121 713 8255 or email

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