CIEEM Celebrates Receiving Royal Charter
10 Apr 2013
On 9th April 2013, the former Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) celebrated becoming the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM – pronounced ‘sy-eem’). The Royal Charter was enacted on 1st April 2013. The Institute’s members now belong to a professional body recognised for its work by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and which operates under the scrutiny of the Privy Council, ensuring the very highest of professional standards.
At the event yesterday in London, over 100 members and guests celebrated the next step for the Institute in its mission to promote the highest standards of professional practice, and to raise the profile of professional ecological and environmental management, for the benefit of nature and society.
Two CIEEM Patrons gave speeches at the launch – Professor David Goode and Lord Selborne.
The Institute’s President, John Box, who works for Atkins, set out the challenges: “Becoming a Chartered Institute is a momentous occasion for the Institute, which is only 22 years old but already has 5,000 members. Our aim is to get to 10,000 members in the next ten years. Becoming a Chartered Institute gives ecologists and environmental managers real clout for the future. CIEEM will be able to award Chartered Ecologist to complement the existing Chartered Environmentalist and this will drive up standards for ecologists and environmental managers. CIEEM works closely with the statutory nature conservation organisations, other professional bodies, learned societies, voluntary organisations and others, and we look forward to building on these partnerships into the future.”
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