IEMA and all our members have a critical and ambitious job to do: to transform the world to sustainability.
Together, we must work to catalyse the transformation needed to truly create a sustainable future. Collectively, it means we need to amass all our collective passion, knowledge and influence to do what’s needed at every level of business, and in every section of society. Individually, it requires all of us to work towards sustainability every single day to the very best of our professional ability.
Your membership is all about demonstrating and celebrating your professional credibility, so it’s important that everyone knows and understands what you, as an IEMA member, stand for. Our Code of Professional Conduct sets out how we behave as part of this profession and what others should expect from us.
The code helps us to make the right decisions, and act ethically when we need to resolve the conflicting interests of organisations, environment and society. Abiding by the Code is a condition of IEMA membership and along with the CPD policy and your professional qualifications, gives employers, clients and the public complete confidence in your competence, your professionalism and your integrity.
The IEMA Code of Professional Conduct has recently been updated as part of a robust review. Led by the IEMA Professional Standards Committee, the review set out to ensure our approach to professional conduct remains strong and future-fit.
We worked with members throughout the review to make sure the new code is clear, covers exactly the right areas, and is categorically something members want to sign up to. We took on board a number of considerations at every stage, including the need to:
Now that all of those points have been addressed, it’s almost time to launch the new Code of Professional Conduct.
From September 2018 all IEMA members will be required to sign up to the new code, and we’ll let you know exactly how that works and what it means over the coming weeks. In the meantime, get an early view of the code here.