The Society for the Environment has confirmed that the Nuclear Institute (NI) have been granted a licence to award its members with the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) professional registrations.
The Nuclear Institute now joins 25 other professional bodies with the ability to grant CEnv status to award CEnv status, and one of only three bodies with the licence to grant REnvTech.
Members of NI who meet the eligibility criteria and competences required will now have the chance to apply for CEnv or REnvTech status, allowing individuals to showcase their environmental expertise to clients, employers and stakeholders. This status will also improve their influence on environmental matters and ultimately help to create a more sustainable world.
Following the approval, CEO of the Society for the Environment, Dr Emma Wilcox said;
“The Society is very pleased to welcome NI as its newest Licensed Body following their short spell as a Constituent Body. The nuclear industry generates a large proportion of the electricity supply in the UK, which makes it a key player in developing more efficient and sustainable practises to reduce the impact of this essential service."
Representing more than 2,500 professionals from all levels of the nuclear industry, NI 'sets the standards for nuclear professionalism'
NI is the professional membership body and learned society for the nuclear industry. Representing over 2,500 professionals at all levels across the nuclear industry, from new build and operations to decommissioning, NI “sets the standards for nuclear professionalism”.
In welcoming this announcement, NI President John Clarke CEng FNucI said:
“The NI is very pleased to be able to add CEnv and REnvTech to its suite of professional titles which will enable our members to demonstrate their environmental professionalism as well as in engineering and science which we already offer. Combined with our own professional grades that assess a range of nuclear specialisms it means that the nuclear industry can continue to put skills and the development of people at the forefront of our plans for a nuclear future which will be critical to attaining the goals of the Nuclear Sector Deal.”