Royal charter and by-laws

The principle rules by which we’re governed are set out in our royal charter and by-laws. Our by-laws were created back in 1863 at the time of our inception and were consolidated by our royal charter granted in 1929 by His Majesty King George V.

Since then there have been several amendments and supplemental charters added to the document to reflect the changing nature of the gas industry and remit of the Institution.

In 1930 the College of Arms granted the Incorporated Institution of Gas Engineers as it was then know with the Armorial Bearings that are still sometimes used to identify us today. 

Professional code of conduct

Individuals that join us are required to sign a declaration agreeing to be bound by our Professional Code of Conduct which places an obligation on members to act with integrity and in the public interest.

Similarly the companies affiliated to us are obliged to abide by our Industrial Affiliate Code of Practice.

Governance Manual

 The purpose of our Governance Manual is to provide Trustees, other Council Members and Chief Executive Officer with comprehensive guidance and reference materials to enable them to operate effectively and in accordance with legislation, regulation and IGEM’s requirements. 

Quality management system

We’re committed to providing a high quality, professional service to all those who choose to engage with us.

To assist us in conducting our operations efficiently and maximising the resources that we have available, we operate a quality management system that complies with quality management standard ISO 9001. We are regularly audited to ensure that we maintain our compliance.