Royal Charter and By-laws

IChemE was awarded a Royal Charter in 1957. A Royal Charter is an instrument of incorporation, granted by the Sovereign, which confers independent legal personality on an organisation and defines its objectives, constitution and powers to govern its own affairs.

IChemE’s Royal Charter and By-laws are the governing documents that define the Institution’s purpose, powers and duties. Over time, as the Institution’s activities and processes evolve, then so too must these key documents. The Royal Charter and By-laws are kept under continual review, to allow any necessary amendments to be brought forward on a regular basis.

The Privy Council has now formally approved the amendments to the By-laws that were included in the Special Resolution passed by Voting Members at the Annual General Meting (AGM) held in June 2022.