This specification defines the competences that have to be demonstrated to become a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). The competences are grouped into five key areas, together with examples of how a candidate might demonstrate compliance. It is recognised that each candidate will have a unique engagement with the environment, dependent upon his or her job role, experience and/or qualifications.
A - Use their knowledge and understanding of the environment to further the aims of sustainable development.
A1 Understand fundamental sustainable development principles, in particular the environmental management component.
A2 Demonstrate an ability to contribute to sustainable development through the application of knowledge and understanding.
A3 Explain the critical importance of maintaining and enhancing natural cycles and biodiversity in achieving sustainability.
B - Analyse and evaluate problems from an environmental perspective and develop practical sustainable solutions.
B1 Clearly analyse and evaluate environmental problems.
B2 See beyond strict legislative compliance and anticipate environmental trends.
C - Demonstrate leadership in sustainable management of the environment.
C1 Seek to positively influence others in respect of environmental issues, effects and sustainable development.
C2 Promote a positive sustainable environmental culture and move towards sustainability.
C3 Demonstrate leadership and management skills that promote sustainability.
D - Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
D1 Develop and communicate the environmental case.
D2 Identify, engage with and respond to a range of stakeholders.
D3 Develop effective means with which to liaise with and advise others.
E - Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.
E1 Ensure individuals and organisations are accountable and understand their responsibility for environmental damage and improvement.
E2 Take responsibility for their personal development and work towards and secure change and improvements for a sustainable future.