iema The premier body for environmental professionals 1999-2009
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September 1999 The Institute of Environmental Assessment (IEA), Institute of Environmental Management (IEM) and the Environmental Auditors Registration Association (EARA) merge…
…to form the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
September 1999 The new Institute is launched in London by the Minister of State for the Environment, the Right Honourable Michael Meacher.
Upon launch, the new Institute has approximately 4,000 members worldwide.
July 2000 Issue 1 of IEMA’s membership magazine, ‘the environmentalist’, is published.
October 2000 St Nicholas House, a Grade II Listed Georgian Rectory in Lincoln, becomes the new home and HQ of IEMA.
June 2001 Volume 1 of The Practitioner Series, Managing Climate Change Emissions, is published. This and all subsequent volumes are sent to all members as best-practice guides.
April 2002 IEMA’s first Annual Conference is held at the Earth Centre in Doncaster.
June 2003 The recipient of the first IEMA Student Essay Award is announced at the 2003 IEMA Annual Conference & Exhibition at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.
December 2003 The first EMS National Forum is held in Runcorn, Cheshire.
May 2004 • The IEMA Annual Conference and Exhibition is held at Stoke Rochford Hall, Grantham.
September 2004 The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) licence IEMA to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Status.
September 2004 At 5 years old, IEMA has approximately 8,400members…
More than double what it was upon the Institute’s formation back in 1999.
2005 - the year of Acorn IEMA begins running the Acorn scheme, a phased approach to implementing an EMS towards ISO 14001 and EMAS.
June 2005 • IEMA Annual Conference and Exhibition is held at the Chateau Impney Hotel at Droitwich Spa.
October 2005 The first edition of IEMA Downloaded, IEMA’s membership newsletter, is published, providing monthly news and membership updates.
June 2006 • The IEMA Annual Conference and Exhibition is held at the Chateau Impney Hotel at Droitwich Spa for the second year running.