The Nuclear Institute now joins 25 other professional bodies with the ability to grant CEnv status to members, and one of only three bodies with the licence to grant REnvTech.
Members of NI who meet the eligibility criteria and competencies 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 practices 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'.
In welcoming this announcement, NI President John Clarke CEng FNucl 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 t put skills and the development of people at the forefront of or plans for our nuclear future which will be critical to attaining the goals of the Nuclear Sector Deal."