18 May 2011
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has presented global management and technical consultancy, WYG, with the EIA Quality Mark.
WYG is one of only 40 organisations to be awarded with the stamp of approval which assesses consultancies and developers that regularly carry out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), including their management processes and approaches.
The scheme is designed to provide a regular and rigorous analysis of compliance reviewing both Environmental Statements and conducting staff interviews on an annual basis. It also allows organisations awarded the Quality Mark to make a voluntary commitment to ensuring their EIA activities maintain high standards of quality.
Dr Steve Mustow, Director of Environmental Planning, WYG said: “We are delighted to have achieved this level of quality and to have completed the transition from IEMA’s previous corporate EIA register to the new EIA Quality Mark.”
“We are a multi award-winning consultancy and our experts work in partnership with clients to indentify, define and deliver innovative solutions. As an enterprising business we have the foresight to meet clients’ future needs which support the critical move to a low-carbon economy.
“Being awarded with this mark of approval shows we are capable of delivering sustainable development in practice alongside making a commitment to our clients to adhere to the scheme’s code of compliance.”
WYG has over 50 years experience in environmental services and has worked on a wide range of environmental projects including Liverpool Waters, one of the largest planning applications in the UK, on behalf of Peel Land & Property (Ports) Ltd.
Currently WYG is working on several projects including wind energy developments at two sites in England for Partnerships for Renewables (a Carbon Trust Company).
Martin Baxter, Executive Director-Policy, IEMA said: “The 40 organisations that have so far gained the EIA Quality Mark have proven that they are capable of delivering sustainable development in practice.”
(IEMA) is the professional membership body for promoting best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment for all industry sectors and is responsible for the operation of the scheme and monitoring each registrant’s on-going compliance to the EIA Quality Mark commitments.
Visit www.iema.net/qmark to find out more.