The Diverse Heat Network (DHN) is a collective of organisations with a shared ambition to enable change within the sector through partnership and collaboration. FairHeat are proud and active supporters of the newly founded group, with Gareth Jones representing as a Board Member and Tala Baadarani representing as a Champion.

The DHN will work towards attracting a diverse workforce into the sector which is representative of society and reflects a diversity of skills, experiences and perspectives. A workforce that fills the skills gaps to ensure the heat network and energy industry will have the necessary expertise, training and experience to deliver the UK’s transition to net zero.

What are the DHN’s aim?

  • To encourage collaboration, share best practice, and learn from and with each other
  • To identify the parts of our sector which are not diverse
  • To attract a diverse workforce into the sector which is representative of society
  • To enable change, inspire and influence the wider heat network, energy industry, our partners and supply chain to accelerate change.

How can you get involved?

Individual

Sign up on the website to get involved.

  • Access to best practice and resources
  • Regular newsletters with relevant information
  • Opportunity to be involved with DHN activities and events
  • contribute to different workstreams and working groups targeting different aspects of D&I and the workplace
  • Work with your organisation to sign up to the industry diversity and inclusion charter

Organisation

Reach out the DHN team via email info@thedhn.org.

  • Access to best practice and resources
  • Regular newsletters with relevant information
  • Sign up to the industry diversity and inclusion charter
  • Opportunity to be involved with DHN activities and events
  • Access to a DHN Champion for assessment, advise and support with D&I (data shared with DHN)
  • Review corporate policies using the DHN Diversity & Inclusion checklist (data shared with DHN)

We strongly encourage all our colleagues and partners in the heat network industry to take this opportunity and be a driver of change.

Read more about the DHN and sign up on the website.