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New guide to help companies report their climate policy positions

A new guide is providing business with tools to align their corporate sustainability initiatives and climate policies. The UN Global Compact, in cooperation with seven leading international organisations, has released guidelines to help companies engage in climate policy in a transparent ...

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MITIE wins contract to operate Ashford International station for HS1

Facilities and support services company MITIE has been awarded a facilities management contract with HS1 Ltd, the owner of the high speed railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel. Under the terms of the deal valued at ...

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Servest buys Facilities Services Group

Facilities management (FM) service provider Servest has bolstered its building maintenance and services division with the acquisition of privately-owned firm, Facilities Services Group (FSG), The acquisition, which increases Servest’s nationwide coverage for building maintenance services, comes off the back of several ...

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BIFM announces its next corporate member event – 27 November

The next British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Corporate Member Monthly Event, scheduled for 27 November, will address whether contracts between clients and suppliers in the facilities management (FM) sector are failing. The professional body for facilities management will be asking ...

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Top FM service provider social media rankings revealed

Sodexo, Carillion and Mitie have been revealed as the top three users of social media among facilities management service providers. That’s according to the second annual research report from facilities management (FM) communication specialists Magenta Associates. The report, Social Media in ...

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ISS takes action on unemployment in facilities management

ISS has joined a nationwide commitment to make 25,000 jobs available to unemployed people. In a drive to improve the recruitment of unemployed people within the facilities management sector, the global facilities and support services firm has joined a group ...

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Industry merger almost upon us

Christmas is just over five weeks away but the celebration of a hotly anticipated industry merger may come sooner than that if all runs as planned. The proposed merger of Asset Skills, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and the Facilities ...

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27 NHS trusts become one for £1.5bn procurement pilot

Twenty seven trusts are taking part in a year-long pilot to prove that going to market as a single entity will deliver huge savings to the NHS. The Department of Health and NHS England publication ‘Better Procurement, Better Value, Better ...

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MITIE recognised for its leadership in diversity

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has been awarded the Leadership Diversity Award as part of the prestigious National Business Awards 2013 in London. MITIE was recognised for the exemplary steps it has taken to create a culture which ...

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Chris Saxton steps on board at Vivark

Living Wage-accredited facilities management company, Vivark has appointed Chris Saxton as a non-executive director of the board. Saxton has held leading positions across the construction and facilities management industry including chief executive at Morris and Spottiswood and managing director of ...

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