RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Who are RICS?

We are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide.

We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.

Who are our professionals?

We accredit 125,000 qualified and trainee professionals and any individual or firm registered with us is subject to our quality assurance.

Our professionals are required to keep up to date with current practice through a programme of lifelong learning. Qualified RICS professionals are recognised by these designatory letters:

FRICS  (Fellow)   |   MRICS (Member)   |   AssocRICS (Associate)

What do we do?

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at a national level. We also work at a cross-governmental level, delivering a single, international standard that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.

We’re proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with our registered professionals can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

‘Responsible business, responsible employer.’

Being responsible impacts on everything we do at RICS. Our values and culture provide the foundation for our commitment to corporate responsibility, which we refer to with the maxim ‘responsible business, responsible employer’.

We define corporate responsibility as action taken that positively impacts on the environment, communities, the workplace and suppliers. In everything we do, we apply our knowledge and expertise to drive a progressive agenda for the benefit of business, society and the planet.

Putting our values into practice and maintaining public trust are of the utmost importance to us. Through actions such as investing in ecological design, disaster management, participating in policy consultations, and supporting educational and charitable activities, we aim to create a better built environment for all.