The Society for the Environment
The Society for the Environment is an independent and non-political umbrella organisation currently made up of 21 professional institutions and learned societies. Collectively they have around 300,000 members – all working in many different aspects of the environment: in business, regulation, consultancy, construction, transport, water resources, ecology and recreation, academia, policy and research, energy, environmental management and much more.
The Society is the leading co-ordinating body in environmental matters and is a pre-eminent champion of a sustainable environment, celebrating the registration of over 8,000 Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv). The Society has achieved this by nurturing and harnessing the combined resources, knowledge and achievements of the professional institutions which are its members.
CIAT is a constituent and licensed body of the Society for the Environment. This means that CIAT has the ability to award the Chartered Environmentalist qualification to its Chartered Members who are able to demonstrate their ability to meet the competences of the Society for the Environment.
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Chartered Environmentalists are drawn from no one profession. They work across industry, government, education and the public sector. What they share is a commitment to environmental best practice and a high degree of expertise in their field.
The Chartered Environmentalist qualification provides a reassurance to a variety of interested parties such as the public seeking expert knowledge; employers seeking competence; government seeking consultants or advice and practitioners seeking credibility and professionalism.
Why are Chartered Environmentalists important?
Increasing recognition of the environmental challenges we face means that the role of the Chartered Environmentalist is more important than ever.
Registration sets Chartered Environmentalists apart from others working in their field. It establishes proven knowledge, experience and commitment to professional standards, and enhances employability.
The Chartered Environmentalist status establishes professional environmentalists on a par with other professionals such as Chartered Engineers and Chartered Scientists. Already, 10% of Chartered Environmentalists are registered outside the UK.