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FMs have opportunity to take part in next stage of SFMI Scope 3 research

In June 2022, The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI), in partnership with BAM FM, released a standard to calculate Scope 3 carbon emissions for the facilities management sector – “Setting the foundations for net zero”. The vision aims to create ...

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Cycling charity says employers must do more to encourage active travel to work

As the UK celebrates Bike Week (6-12 June), Cycling UK, the UK’s cycling charity, tells employers they must do more to encourage active travel. New research carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK has found that 43 per ...

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Is it time to ditch the work phone? Second handsets produce 776k tons of CO2e per year

UK businesses could reduce their carbon footprint by over 776,000 tons per year, by making one simple change to their comms policy, finds new research carried out by YourBusinessNumber. It’s estimated that 38 per cent of UK workers are provided ...

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British businesses are still unaware of Plastic Packaging Tax

According to new research conducted by YouGov, on behalf of environmental solutions company, Veolia, 77 per cent of British retail and manufacturing businesses are still unaware of the impending Plastic Packaging Tax, which will come into force from 1 April ...

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New hospitals set for a sustainable future

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has set an ambition to meet new standards for greener and more sustainable hospitals in the UK, as part of its Hospitals of the Future Project that will see the construction of two new state-of-the-art ...

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BSI awards COP26 certification against sustainable events standard

The planning and delivery of this year’s COP26 event in Glasgow has achieved certification against ISO 20121: Sustainable Events Management following an audit by BSI, the business improvement and standards company. BSI sustainability experts conducted an audit and worked with ...

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Be on the right side reducing plastics in the environment

Plastics, particularly waste plastics, are one of the most ubiquitous man-made materials on the planet. Waste plastics can be found on the peak of Mount Everest and the bottom of the Mariana Trench, in the Antarctic and Artic, in the ...

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ISS announces new Global Head of Sustainability

In another sign that the FM sector is building up its green credentials, Tracy Nilsson will join ISS as Global Head of Sustainability on 1 January 2022. With the hire of an experienced international profile that has spent most of ...

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Amey commits to science-based targets & Race to Zero

Amey, one of the UK’s largest infrastructure services and engineering companies, has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, the global movement of leading companies working to limit global temperature rise. This campaign brings together the world’s largest group of ...

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CIWM launches new strategy ‘Leading the Way to a World beyond Waste’

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has launched its new strategy, ‘Leading the Way to a World beyond Waste’, to support the UK waste and recycling sector in promoting more sustainable consumption, minimising waste and protecting the world’s environment ...

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