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REnvTech Competences

A. Application of knowledge and understanding of the environment to further the aims of sustainability:

A1 Have underpinning knowledge of sustainability principles in the management of the environment.

- Be aware of the environmental context in which the area of study or work is being undertaken.
- Be aware of the importance of maintaining enhancing natural cycles and biodiversity in achieving sustainability.
- Analyse and select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods in pursuit of more sustainable solutions.
- Have a practical understanding of the constraints and implementation of well defined tasks in an environmental context.

A2 Apply environmental knowledge and principles in pursuit of sustainable environmental management.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Address situations that involve interacting environmental factors.Identify, select and use appropriate skills, methods and procedures.
- Review the effectiveness of methods and actions used, learning from the results to improve future environmental solutions.
- Work within the necessary contractual and agreed arrangements with other stakeholders.


A3 Analyse and evaluate problems from an environmental perspective, develop practical sustainable solutions and anticipate environmental trends to develop practical solutions.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Identify problems, that, while well defined, may be complex and non-routine from an environmental perspective.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the complexity of current environmental issues.
- Demonstrate commitment to tackling and addressing environmental issues.
Identify, adapt and use appropriate methods and skills to develop practical sustainable solutions.

B Actively support Sustainable Management of the Environment

B1 Work reliably and autonomously, within defined parameters, to the appropriate codes of practice serving as an example to others.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Implement good practices [best practice] by actively learning from results to improve future environmental solutions and approaches.
- Support others to try and  understand the wider environmental picture.
- Promote sustainability concerns and environmental issues, encourage others to actively contribute to environmental protection and sustainability.

B2 Implement and adhere to a strategic environmental approach

This normally includes the ability to:

- Take responsibility for planning and developing some well defined tasks.
- Demonstrate self-direction for undertaking some well defined tasks to try and achieve sustainable development and environmental improvement.
- Work with other disciplines and stakeholders to tackle environmental challenges
- Implement and transfers, where appropriate, environmentally appropriate technology.
- Be aware of, and contribute to, the management of risk including health and safety, environmental, technical, business and reputational.

B3 Determine, allocate and supervise tasks.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Exercise autonomy and judgement within broad but generally well defined parameters across a range of environmental and sustainability issues.
- Motivate and influence others to deliver environmental objectives.
-Contribute to the identification of individual needs, plan for their development and the assessment of individual performance.
- Seek improvements on previous practice.

C Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills

C1 Communicate the environmental case, confidently, clearly and competently.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Present information customised to different audiences.
- Contribute to debates by listening and responding to others.
- Engage with a range of stakeholders.

C2 Ability to liaise with, negotiate with, handle conflict and inform others, in individual and/or group environments.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Inform decision-making.
- Seek the opinions and contributions of others.
- Promote sustainable development opportunities and activities.
- Handle conflicts within groups and tasks.

DPersonal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment

D1 Promote and advance a sustainable and resilient approach by understanding their responsibility for environmental damage and improvement.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Inform and encourage others to consider environmental sustainability issues and the consequence of their decisions and actions.

D2 Take responsibility for personal development and work towards and secure change and improvements for a sustainable future.

This normally includes the ability to:

- Recognise the value of continued professional development (CPD) to the profession and self.
- Have a strong desire to learn.
- Value and actively pursue personal professional development.

D3 Demonstrate an understanding of environmental ethical dilemmas

This normally includes the ability to:

- Understand the nature of professional responsibility.
- Identify the environmental ethical elements in decisions.
- Address and resolve problems arising from questionable environmental practice.

D4 Comply with relevant codes of conduct and practice.


Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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