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What is The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK?

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport(CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. 

Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.

First established in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.

Our vision is for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to enable innovation, excellence and value creation for both individuals and corporate bodies by being the leading membership organisation and education provider within our community of professionals.

Our mission:

Our mission is to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education and by promoting logistics, transport and their associated supply chains to society as a whole.

Our values:

These values  govern our way of delivering on our key objectives and are used throughout the Institute. They cover all aspects of colleagues’ working relationships with: other employees, members, Forums, groups, governments, business partners, suppliers, competitors and the broader community. 

Our shared objective is to define the way we think, work and act at CILT to ensure we deliver our promise of providing an Institute that is essential to its members, inspires its audiences and delivers experiences that are loved, for life.

CILT is confident. CILT is inspirational. CILT is the home of learning and CILT is built on teamwork

  • Confident: having the confidence to lead, innovate and professionally challenge.
  • Inspirational: delivering activities that stimulate innovation.
  • Learning: from study, research or experience, continuously improving ourselves, our people and our professions.
  • Teamwork: promoting diversity of thought for all, welcoming challenge and working ethically to be exceptional.

How we do this:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK provides members with


Networking and sharing of good practice and innovations with professionals from across multiple sectors and modes through regional and national events, our Young Professionals and special interest groups.
Professional voice Representing and promoting the membership and profession through our publications and policy.

Professional recognition For members to be recognised as professionals by attaining and retaining membership, including chartered status.

Personal development

Career advancement through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), education, qualifications, networking, mentoring and knowledge sharing.



Registered Office:

Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby
Northants, NN17 4AX
Main Switchboard: 01536 740100

Company Registration Number: 2629347 
(A Company Limited by Guarantee)
Charity Registration Number: 1004963

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