Sustainability through environmental professionalism
The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) is the home for all environmental professionals. Our primary functions are the licensing of professional institutions to register Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registrants, celebrating environmental good practice and championing the advancement of environmental professionalism.
Our annual Awards is back and open for nominations!
Submit your nomination for the Environmental Professional of the Year or Rising Star awards and be recognised for your outstanding contributions to protecting and enhancing the environment this year.
Catch our latest series Green Leaders in Action
Our newest series features three incredible Chartered Environmentalists showcasing their careers, why they registered as an environmental professional whilst giving inspiring professionals advice and guidance on starting their green careers.
Chartered, Practitioner & Technician registration - Global marks of trust
Through Royal Charter we are tasked with championing and registering the competence and expertise of environmental professionals. We are the custodian of three professional registrations:
- Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
- Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)
- Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech).
Working as a partnership with professional bodies known as Society for the Environment's "Member Bodies", we ensure the quality, relevance and awareness of our three registrations and facilitate collaboration with our partners and registrants. We are in a unique position, bringing together a wide range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the multi-disciplinary practice of environmental professionals globally.
Our impact towards a sustainable future
As an organisation we have a clear mission to make a difference in tackling the climate and environmental emergencies. But how we do know whether this mission is successful and we are having the kind of impact we are aiming for? That’s where this impact report comes in.
Covering the period June 2022 - 2023, the report outlines how we embed professional standards in everything we do, what it means to showcase the environmental competence of our registrants and includes insights into sharing good practice and facilitating collaboration throughout our network. Read the full report via the link below.
Environmental professional registrations
The globally recognised gold standard for demonstrating your knowledge and commitment to high standards of practice and professionalism.
Registered Environmental Practitioner
External verification of up to date competence and experience, setting REnvP professionals apart from other practitioners working in their field.
Registered Environmental Technician
Confirm your technical skills in environmental practices to increase levels of trust, influence and responsibility – enhancing your career prospects.
More about Mandhy
We already have much of the science, technology and solutions that we need to solve climate change. What we need is to convince the world to change how to do things – and for that we need messengers to spread the sustainability message. If we were to instil more confidence in our technical workforce and provide the them the tools to be better communicators, we would be half-way there to not only fighting climate change, but helping the public better understand our respective industries.Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv
Fyrefly, Director - Sustainability & Change Manager
More about Nicholas
Being a CEnv gives me a lot of confidence knowing that I have been judged by my peers to be working at the highest level of competency within my discipline. I also feel it gives my clients the confidence that I am capable with dealing with even the most complex and potentially high profile environmental challenges.Nicholas Wright CEnv
ERM, Technical Director - Biodiversity Lead (Onshore Renewables)
More about Andy
The environmental profession has suffered over the years from “Green Wash” and claims from various quarters both for and against environment issues and measure; which were emotive or biased in nature rather than supported by a sound evidence base. Decision makers and stakeholders need to be confident that the information and advice they are given is factual, unbiased and backed-up by a comprehensive science base. Professional qualifications, such as CEnv, give confidence that the “experts” are indeed experts within their respected fields and act within a professional code of conduct.Andy Lewry CEnv
AJL Sustainability , Head of Sustainability
More about Rhianna
The REnvP registration is great as: it recognises skills, knowledge and competence gained from a wide range of sectors and experiences, making it achievable and accessible to a wide group of professionals.Rhianna Jarvis REnvP
Sustrans, Corporate Partnerships Manager
More about Kate
Chartered status gives credit to my ambition and expertise in protecting and enhancing our precious and fragile environment. I strongly believe that engineers should not simply "harness the great sources of nature for the use and benefit of man" but should allocate an intrinsic value to its existence.Kate Cairns CEnv
Cairns Consultancy, Independent Sustainability Advisor
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