For ITV, ensuring we portray a contemporary UK demographic has more significance than just the right thing to do. Portraying social diversity keeps our programmes relevant and gives them mass appeal – with the aim of attracting the largest audience possible. Diversity promotes understanding around disability, culture, religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation and family portrayal and we aim to authentically represent this through our characters and across our content. Creating an inclusive workplace with colleagues who reflect our society is essential for innovation and creativity. ITV has been a member of the CDN since its inception. We were very proud to chair the CDN last year, and continue our full support as we continue to develop the network alongside other members.