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Business owners urged to protect their facilities from the effects of climate change

As the UK continues to experience unpredictable weather, property care experts, MSL, are warning about the impact this could be having on our buildings. Climate change is bringing extremes of weather which are affecting the structure and safety of essential business ...

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Compass Group UK & Ireland commits to reach Net Zero by 2030

The foodservice provider has committed to reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations and its value chain by 2030. Compass Group UK & Ireland has aligned its climate ambitions by committing to develop science-based targets to limit ...

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UKGBC names UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors

A number of influential property leaders have been appointed as UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors, mobilised to fight climate change ahead of the United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. The construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure is ...

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FM favours ‘quick win initiatives’ over strategy to combat climate change

The UK facilities management sector does not possess a thorough, detailed strategic approach to combatting climate change, according to new research by VINCI Facilities. In the autumn of last year, VINCI Facilities asked over 200 decision-makers how far their organisations ...

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Ground Control achieves carbon neutral certification four years ahead of schedule

Landscaping and maintenance services firm, Ground Control, has reached its goal of achieving carbon neutral certification four years ahead of schedule. Certification by the Carbon Trust followed a detailed analysis of Ground Control’s carbon emissions and illustrates the company’s commitment ...

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ISS supports Food Waste Action Week campaign

ISS has joined WRAP’s inaugural Food Waste Action Week (1 -7 March, 2021), an event dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that will help make wasting food a thing of the past. ...

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Sodexo backs first ever Food Waste Action Week

Sodexo has partnered with WRAP in support of the first ever Food Waste Action Week (1-7 March) to tackle food waste and help save the planet. The initiative, part of WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, aims to help people ...

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Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work unveils new sustainability strategy

Chiswick Park, the business campus located in West London, has launched Enjoy-Work Together, a new Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategy for 2021.  The ESG strategy assesses the impact of the sustainability and ethical practices of the business. Each ESG factor ...

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FM industry is held back by short term thinking says VINCI

Research by VINCI Facilities argues that the FM industry is held back by short-term thinking. In a survey of over 200 respondents, drawn from leaders within the FM and built environment sectors, focussing on four key issues: wellbeing, climate change, ...

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UKGBC announces latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

To mark World Green Building Week 2020 (21-25 September), the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has named the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. The new signatories to the Commitment were highlighted on Tuesday (22 September) during ...

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