The Diversity Commissioning Code of Practice is part of the BBC’s commitment to increase diversity on and off air to reflect and represent today’s UK.
The new Code of Practice puts diversity at the heart of the BBC’s commissioning processes and reporting framework across TV, radio, online and digital content, standardising the approach across all output for the first time:
Continuing to ingrain diversity into everyday discussions around all of its commissions at the beginning of the creative process;
agreeing the detail of what each production will do to increase diversity, on-air and off-air, before the commission gets the go ahead;
ensuring there is an ongoing dialogue and support for producers to achieve agreed diversity commitments; and
checking back, when productions deliver, on whether diversity agreements were met.