Press release:

IIP Platinum Accreditation for Chartered Management Institute

Monday 05 October 2020

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is delighted to have been awarded Platinum accreditation by Investors in People (IIP). Platinum is the highest level of accreditation and is something only 2% of organisations achieve.

It means policies and practices around supporting people are embedded in every corner of CMI. And in a platinum company, everyone knows they have a part to play in the company doing well, and is always looking for ways to improve.

CMI had previously achieved IIP’s Gold standard accreditation; the advancement to platinum indicates the Institute’s continued and sustainable commitment to leading, supporting, and managing people.

Ann Francke OBE, Chief Executive of CMI, said:

“On behalf of everybody at CMI, we’re thrilled to be Platinum accredited. It is everybody’s achievement.  Thank you also to the CMI community for encouraging and motivating us to do great work. It's really important in these times that we remember to carry on investing in great management and leadership, and looking after our teams.”

In a webinar with CMI’s Chief Executive, Paul Devoy, Chief Executive of Investors in People (IIP), said:

“To be at the highest end of the highest quality standard is an absolutely enormous achievement. To put that in context, only three percent of our organisations achieve Platinum Accreditation. IIP’s normal standard is something you have to work hard to achieve, but to achieve Platinum shows an organisation that is committed to high values in terms of leadership and people management over a long period of time. Huge congratulations to Ann and the team at CMI on this really fantastic achievement.”

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About the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered professional body for Management and Leadership, counting 143,000 managers and leaders in its membership community. There are currently over 10,000 Chartered Managers and growing.Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation able to award Chartered Manager status - the ultimate management accolade, which is proven to boost individuals’ career prospects, management capability, and impact in the workplace.

About Investors in People

Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. That's why we've already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better. And you know what, we’re just getting started…

How are we doing that?

We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better. Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world. Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.