EIA Quality Mark
On 18 April 2011 IEMA launched the EIA Quality Mark, establishing a new standard for organisations that co-ordinate environmental impact assessments.
The EIA Quality Mark is based around a set of EIA Commitments, which organisations registered to the scheme agree to comply with. IEMA operates the EIA Quality Mark and undertakes an independent review of an organisation’s compliance with its EIA commitments both during the application process and once registered through an annual review process. As such EIA Quality Mark provides registrants with a benchmark for their EIA activities and allows them to demonstrate their commitment to effective practice.
The EIA Quality Mark Commitments EIA Quality Mark Commitments_FINAL V1.0 April 2011.pdf
Who are the EIA Quality Mark Registrants?
There are currently 41 EIA Quality Mark registrants, made up of 40 of the UK’s leading consultancies and the scheme’s first developer – The Environment Agency’s National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS). All registrants have committed to excellence in their EIA activities and are proud to have gained membership of the scheme. To find which organisations are registered to the EIA Quality Mark follow the link below titled "Registrants".
Why use an EIA Quality Mark Registrant?
When your development is found to require an EIA it can be difficult to ensure you identify the right consultancy to lead and co-ordinate that work. The EIA Quality Mark helps in this process. By choosing a consultancy registered to the EIA Quality Mark you know that they are not only committed to delivering you a quality product, but that their EIA activities have also been independently reviewed by IEMA.
The EIA Quality Mark provides public and private sectors developers with a new benchmark in quality EIA practice. IEMA has developed this useful Guide to Commissioning Environmental Impact Assessment to explain the benefits of the EIA Quality Mark:
Improving EIA Practice
As part of the EIA Quality Mark, registrants commit to work with IEMA to enhance the profile of good quality EIA. This commitment is met through the delivery of presentations, publication of articles and production of relevant case studies. These are available to EIA Quality Mark registrants and IEMA members.
The following pages contain all the materials produced by EIA Quality Mark registrants under this commitment. To access the documents you need to be an IEMA member or be an employee of one of the EIA Quality Mark registrants. To find out more about joining IEMA and the benefits membership offers please visit Individual Membership.