Working together to improve our impact and supporting the FM sector to deliver more sustainably
Smarter ways of working
The challenges of the 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.
Discover what the FM group is working on this year.
Explore resources that have been developed by the FM Group.
Meet the Team:
Mark and Lucy are here to help get Partners involved with the FM Group.
The dates for all FM Group meetings have now been set for 2023/24.
|Wednesday 29 November 2023, 10am – 12pm||Microsoft Teams|
|Thursday 29 February 2024, 10am – 12pm||Microsoft Teams|
Download notes from any of the previous FM Group meetings below.
19 September 2023 | 11th May 2023 | 8 March 2023
1 December 2022 | 29 September 2022 | 11 May 2022 | 10 February 2022
2 December 2021 | 2 September 2021 |27 May 2021 | 11 February 2021
9 December 2020 | 2 September 2020 | 20 May 2020 | 6 February 2020
2 October 2019 | 3 July 2019 | 2 April 2019 | 9 January 2019
3 October 2018 | 25 August 2018 | 24 April 2018 | 9 January 2018
14 November 2017 | 12 September 2017 | 11 July 2017 | 9 May 2017 | 21 March 2017
9 November 2016 | 7 September 2016 | 8 June 2016 | 10 February 2016
26 November 2015 | 3 September 2015 | 24 June 2015