IEMA's Specialist Interest Groups
At present, the IEMA has identified three topic areas for SIGs, each of which will operate with agreed aims and objectives. Each SIG has a Steering Group which helps to set the aims and objectives of the group and monitor the discussion. Each of the SIGs has a SIG Administrator (IEMA Staff member), a SIG Steering Group (typically no more than 12 IEMA members) and SIG members (unlimited).
We are piloting three SIGs initially:
- Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Auditing
- Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (Under development)
- Environmental Impact Assessment & Strategic Environmental Assessment (Under development)
The discussion fora will enable members to:
- Exchange news, views, information, knowledge and experience;
- Raise the profile of the Institute by sharing and developing best practice;
- Support and encourage members in their professional activities;
- Provide an opportunity for members to meet and network;
- Contribute to debate and respond to consultations from corporate, institutional and government bodies.
There is a range of potential activities that SIGs might undertake. These include:
- Hold events (meetings, regional events, conferences);
- Input into IEMA programmes;
- Supply information and threads for SIG discussion forum;
- Produce Position Papers;
- Prepare and assist in the production of good practice guidelines and other documents;
- Develop periodical newsletters; and
- Respond to consultations of interest to the SIG.
Each IEMA member receives one free registration as part of their annual membership fee. IEMA members can choose which and how may of the groups they would like to join.
If you are not a member of the IEMA please see our membership pages to find out how you can join and get involved.
Each group is moderated by the IEMA Administrator. The SIG Steering Groups can add new topics for discussion. As a SIG member you can post new threads and respond to questions and discussion items. The working language of the SIGs is English.
Please note that any views expressed in the discussion fora are not those of the IEMA. The IEMA does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting and takes no responsibility for any information appearing here. Each posting is the sole responsibility of the poster.
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