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New Employer Champion Certificates Presented at the SocEnv Awards Event

Society for the Environment presented new Employer Champions with certificates at the Awards Event

On the eve of World Environment Day (4th June), the Society for the Environment presented two new Employer Champions with their certificates.

Our Employer Champion programme is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and we are so proud of the collaborations we have had with our incredible Employers throughout the last few years, from hosting webinars to developing new special interest groups and much more. We are continuously growing this programme and we have gladly welcomed two more Employers into the programme at our Awards Event on the eve of World Environment Day (4th June 2024).


Wates Group is one of UK’s leading family-owned development, building and property maintenance companies. Founded over 126 years ago, they partner with a range of public and private sector customers across the built environment.

Wates is also committed to becoming a net zero carbon organisation and to leading the sector by example when it comes to decarbonisation. It takes a takes a holistic approach to sustainability, with sustainable placemaking at the core of its work to create vibrant and enduring spaces that enrich the lives of residents and businesses alike.

They are involved in a variety of sectors providing architectural, engineering and project management services offering environmental services, covering a majority of sectors and contract values.

They have been recognised with this status for their commitment to enhancing and furthering the environmental professionals and practices within their organisation and we are delighted to have welcomed Wates into the programme.

Certificate Presentation

Martin Ballard CEnv (left) was presented with Wates’ Employer Champion certificate by SocEnv’s Chief Executive Dr Emma Wilcox CEnv (right).

After receiving this award Martin said that “it’s fantastic to receive this [certificate] on behalf of Wates”.


RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Its family of more than 200 environmental, engineering and technical services businesses and 15,000 employees works together to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced.

The company operates in most sectors of the economy, including many of those most critical to future global sustainability, such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining and waste. With its integrated offering across research and development, consultancy and on-the-ground application, RSK can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.

The company is certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 international standards for quality, environmental management and health and safety management.

Certificate Presentation

Rachael Riley and George Tuckwell (left) was presented with RSK’s Employer Champion certificate by SocEnv’s Chief Executive Dr Emma Wilcox CEnv (right).

After receiving this award George said that RSK supports their employees to Chartership through their Heads of Profession program and that he was “enormously pleased that that has led [RSK] to the Society for the Environment”.

Employer Champion presentation to RSK
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