Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

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The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members.[1]

Member received updates on current environmental law and legislation, and the group organises over 100 regional events on environmental topics to communicate current best practice guidance. It also publishes The Environmentalist magazine 12 times a year, publishes the Practitioner best practice workbooks on individual environmental themes, and organises national conferences that feature national experts and opinion.

IEMA membership aims to ensure that candidates are knowledgeable, competent and highly trained. Environmental jobs are listed on IEMA's website at.[2] Organisations are challenged to operate in an environmentally considerate fashion, and the UK Government's agenda on climate change and a low carbon and resource efficient economy has meant that IEMA is consulted[by whom?] on major issues, with IEMA involving its members in a majority of these consultations.[3]

IEMA is a constituent body of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), which enables IEMA members to progress to Chartered Environmentalist status.[4]

IEMA is the Competent Body in the UK for the European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).[5] IEMA also promotes the Acorn Scheme (BS 8555), the phased approach to the ISO 14001 environmental management system.

IEMA also approves training course providers to deliver environmental training.[6] There are currently over 80 IEMA-approved training providers.

The Environmentalist[edit]

The Environmentalist (now renamed "Transform") is a magazine for environmental professionals, published 12 times per year by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment in the UK. Topics include news, policy, environmental law, best practice and institute news. It is sent free of charge to members of IEMA.


  1. ^ "About Us- Who is IEMA?". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Environmentalist Jobs - jobs - Choose from 143 live vacancies". Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Reading Room". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Licensed Partners". Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ "EUROPA - Environment - Emas - United Kingdom". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Home". Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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