Seeking views on membership grades and structure

7th July 2014


More details have emerged of the review of IEMA's membership structure, announced by chief executive Tim Balcon in June's edition of the environmentalist.

It follows greater integration of environment and sustainability into organisational activity in recent years and an increasing eagerness among businesses to enhance their sustainability and financial performance based on the inputs of IEMA members.

The current structure, which serves 15,000 members, has been in place since 1999 and IEMA is keen to know if that framework remains relevant. “In 2014 and beyond, what does ‘Associate’ or ‘Full’ mean to employers? Anything? Everything?” asked Balcon last month.

To ensure the membership structure continues to be fit for purpose and the competences and value of members are clear to businesses, IEMA is launching a consultation. As well as shaping the review, the online survey will allow members to highlight what they need from the new arrangement and give them the chance to raise any issues with the current format. This is a great opportunity for members to have a say on their own professional development and that of other practitioners entering the field.

The feedback from the consultation will feed into the review process and members will be updated on progress throughout 2014.

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