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Winners of the 2021 SocEnv Awards to be revealed on 4th June from a high calibre array of nominations.

The showcase virtual ceremony will also celebrate two new Honorary Fellows of the Society and SocEnv’s CEnv and REnvTech Employer Champions – an event not to be missed!

It’s almost time for the highly deserving winners of the prestigious Society for the Environment (SocEnv) Awards to be revealed. The winners have been selected from a record number of nominations from across the environmental profession, including many of an exceptional standard.

Nominations for the two awards categories reflected a melting pot of environmental expertise, with nominations received for environmental professionals working across sectors and disciplines, including consultancy, training, chemical and operational engineering, water supply, health and social care, resources and waste, energy and environmental management, and the built environment.

Nominations were received for professionals registered as a CEnv or REnvP through a number of professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), Institute of Water (IWater) and Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).

The Environmental Professional of the Year award is designed to highlight the very best work of Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registrants.

The Registrant Newcomer of the Year award, introduced last year and growing in stature, also showcases outstanding environmental work but is specifically available to those who have achieved their registration on or after the 1st January 2020; shining a light on those who have really hit the ground running since becoming a REnvP, REnvTech or CEnv.

The results event will also see two leaders of the environmental profession presented as Honorary Fellows of the Society for the Environment (HonFSE), as well as a showcase of the fantastic achievements of our CEnv and REnvTech Employer Champions. 2021 is an important year for our Employer Champion programme, as it marks two years since it was first established to highlight those organisations supporting their staff to excel via environmental professional registration.

Dr Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive of the Society for the Environment, said: “The annual SocEnv Awards are designed to recognise those individuals who, during the last twelve months, have innovated and inspired in their work. Following a challenging year, it is even more important that we recognise those who have gone above and beyond to protect, preserve, or enhance the environment.

Similarly, celebrating the life achievements of two new Honorary Fellows of the Society, as well as the organisations going the extra mile to support the professional development of their staff via our Employer Champion programme, means we have much to celebrate in 2021! We look forward to our upcoming event as a showcase and celebration of the fantastic work done by the environmental professional community and hope to see many of you there.”

Chair of the Society, Professor Will Pope HonFSE CEnv will announce the winners of both awards categories on a live, online broadcast on Friday 4th June 2021 at 16:00 BST, the eve of World Environment Day. To join this celebration of the environmental profession and give support to the wonderful nominees, please register your attendance via: socenv.org.uk/SocEnvAwards21

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