Supporting the FM sector to deliver more sustainably
Smarter ways of working
The challenges following the global pandemic and subsequent needs for adjustments to workplaces has created an unprecedented opportunity for FM, assisting clients to working smarter whilst ensuring the continued safety, wellbeing and productivity of service users, staff and suppliers.
The existing built environment and its surroundings have a significant and continual environmental impact. Buildings account for around 45% of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
But the issue goes even wider than controlling emissions and the huge challenges of hitting net zero carbon. Looking at the efficient use of resources, understanding the circular economy and whole-life costing, and applying this knowledge to reduce environmental impacts and costs is critical to improvement.
Labour challenges, social value, well-being and productivity
School Partners and clients are also finding ways to target and access local labour and to engage more smaller, local suppliers. Meanwhile legislative and policy challenges such as the introduction of PPN06/20, the Modern Slavery Act and Apprenticeship Levy make it necessary to re-think approaches to procurement, tendering, recruitment and management.
Facilities management (FM) service providers and their clients are working together to deliver social value, providing a built environment that contributes positively to well-being and productivity.
In order to meet these critical objectives FM needs to attract and develop the best possible talent across the sector and its supply chains. It needs people who understand and care about sustainability. The School is here to help this happen.
Environmental Management in FM
This short animated film introduces you to some of the things you can do to achieve effective environmental management within the existing built environment.
Changing the mindset from 'waste' to 'resources' and improving efficiency…