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Marks & Spencer and BBP launch new ‘green lease’ collaboration

M&S Marble Arch store A new collaboration in which Marks & Spencer (M&S) and a number of its landlords plan to better manage its retail stores’ environmental performance and take on beneficial, green retrofit improvements will be unveiled at next week’s ...

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Riegens helps to cut lighting energy costs for SIG

In replacing high pressure sodium (HPS) lighting, Riegens HB Saleni T5 fluorescent luminaires are helping SIG plc to achieve average energy savings of 65-70% on its warehouse lighting in the UK. SIG plc is a leading distributor of specialist building ...

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Challenging FMs to take more holistic approach to workplace management

A new report that challenges facilities management departments to deliver a more holistic workplace management style by considering the comfort and happiness of the employees rather than making purely cost driven workplace decisions has been published. This new staff-friendly model, in turn, the ...

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T-cards’ work process system now on-line for global multi-user access

T-Cards Direct has taken the concept of its renowned manual work-flow monitoring system and developed an OnLine version that provides an opportunity to manage workflow in real-time using the simple drag-and-drop technique, moving cards around the board to reflect current ...

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Sodexo withdraws beef products after horse DNA discovery

Contract caterer, Sodexo, which supplies food and catering services to corporate offices, factories, schools, hospitals, leisure centres, MoD garrisons and prisons across the UK, is the latest in a growing number of contract caterers to be affected by the horse meat scandal. The firm has ...

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Workplace first aid changes are on the way

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals ...

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Businesses urged to wake up to water waste

Sainsbury’s, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sunlight and Branston are first four organisations to achieve a new international award for water reduction in pilot scheme. The Carbon Trust has launched a pioneering, international award for water reduction to catalyse business action on measuring, ...

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Sodexo’s defence arm wins public sector award for healthy eating initiatives

Sodexo, a leading provider of on-site service solutions, has won the Public Sector category in the inaugural Health & Vitality Honours. Sodexo Defence was singled out for the award as a result of the work it carries out in supporting ...

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Power balance in FM procurement addressed at FM Leaders Forum

The role of procurement in facilities management (FM) was the latest hot topic debated during the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) second Facilities Management Leaders Forum. Following this a discussion paper has been published and is being made available ...

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FMs donate over 1,000 items of furniture to local schools through ‘giving back’ project

Premier Sustain and its FM clients have donated over 1,000 items of furniture to local schools since its inception in 2011. Enfield Grammar School has been the most recent beneficiary of Premier Sustain’s Giving Back Project, receiving a second delivery ...

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