Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

IGEM envisions a future where energy professionals can fully express their passions and potential in a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and where every individual is empowered to excel.

IGEM is committed to celebrating the diverse contributions of all that make up the gas engineering community. We aim to create a welcoming home for every gas professional and to include everyone whatever their background.

While the gas industry has much to be proud of, we can always do more. IGEM is challenging itself to ensure that equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do.

Find out what we’re doing to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive gas industry. 

What IGEM is doing 

With a membership of around 4,000 people from more than 30 countries, IGEM is an institution that encourages respect, professionalism and open-mindedness in all that we do to serve our diverse membership around the world.

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IGEM’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group is working to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for the advancement and success of the gas industry.

We have recently developed a comprehensive strategy that outlines our aims and objectives in creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive gas industry. This strategy serves as our roadmap in promoting and implementing initiatives that foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Our strategy focuses on three key areas:

  • Ensuring people have fair and equitable access to opportunities at all levels within the IGEM community
  • Promoting the power of diverse characteristics, perspectives and experiences
  • Creating an inclusive culture that celebrates and embraces differences in environments where people can be their authentic selves

We invite you to explore IGEM's full strategy here to gain a deeper understanding of our goals.

We encourage you to join us on this journey towards a more equitable, diverse and inclusive gas industry. Please contact [email protected] to get involved.

We’re a Disability Confident Employer


At IGEM, we’re committed to drawing from the widest pool of talent available. Our Disability Confident Employer status helps us to ensure we are creating an environment where all of our colleagues can bring their whole selves to work and feel supported.

IGEM has made the following commitments: 

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Learn more about being a Disability Confident Employer here.


We’re a Women’s Utilities Network (WUN) partner

We're proud to be a partner of Women’s Utilities Network (WUN), a group focused on helping to support and encourage women within the utilities sector. 

The purpose of WUN is to create a network of support, to help women working in the utilities space develop their skills and their career opportunities within the sector, promoting utilities as a great career choice for women.

IGEM is committed to encouraging diversity in the utilities industry and to supporting our female colleagues and members.

Learn more about Women’s Utilities Network (WUN) here.

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