EMAS - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, is a voluntary initiative designed to improve companies’ environmental performance. It was initially established by European Regulation 1836/93, which has since been updated twice with REGULATION (EC) No 1221/2009 coming into force in January 2010.

Acorn Scheme

The IEMA Acorn Scheme, an officially recognised EMS standard which offered accredited recognition for organisations, is no longer available due to changes to the environmental management standards landscape.  The scheme is set to wind down activity for the foreseeable future, so if you are seeking formal recognition of a phased approach to an EMS, check out alternative schemes such as SEREN or Green Dragon.  

The Acorn accreditation register can be accessed HERE

EIA Quality Mark

The EIA Quality Mark is a scheme operated by IEMA that allows organisations (both developers and consultancies) that lead the co-ordination of statutory EIAs in the UK to make a commitment to excellence in their EIA activities and have this commitment independently reviewed. The EIA Quality Mark is a voluntary scheme, with organisations free to choose whether they are ready to operate to its seven EIA Commitments

Graduate Recruiters and Training Schemes 

These Graduate Recruiters have had their Graduate Training Schemes IEMA Approved, which assures the successful applicants that the training that they receive will ensure they develop the skills and abilities required to become a Full Member of IEMA (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).


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