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CDP calls on UK Government to generate consistent greenhouse gas reporting

Following the release of the UK Government's draft regulation mandating the corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions yesterday, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) applauds this important first step but will make recommendations to ensure the regulation meets long term market needs, is not viewed as a reporting burden for companies and has a positive impact on the Earth's climate.

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New guidance for businesses to report their sustainability credentials

UK businesses will find it simpler and easier to demonstrate their sustainability performance to the public and investors under new guidance proposed by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach yesterday.

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Balfour Beatty and Haringey Council agree cleaning contract

Balfour Beatty Living Places and Haringey Council have agreed a contract, which will guarantee that all staff cleaning the council's buildings earn the London Living Wage, while also delivering greater value for money.

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Zurich publishes report about the future of the CRE&FM industry

Zurich Insurance Group, one of the world's leading insurers, has published a report, which raises profound questions about the future direction of the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management (CRE&FM) industry.

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Seddon selected for

Forest Heath District Council and St. Edmundsbury Borough Council in Suffolk have awarded maintenance specialist, Seddon Property Services, a four-year contract to carry out corrective maintenance to the authorities' corporate (non-housing) properties.

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DECC HQ slashes energy rating

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has been awarded an improved Display Energy Certificate (DEC) rating of 'C' for its headquarters building.

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BIFM Awards see record number of entries

20 July 2012 saw the 'Facilities Manager of the Year' category closing - signalling the close of all entries in the BIFM Awards for another year. Without doubt, 2012 looks set to be very competitive, with the total number of entries received across 11 categories up by 50%. This year has seen the highest number of entrants ever received in the history of the BIFM Awards.

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OCS awards new catering contract to Brakes

OCS has chosen the grocery and fresh food company Brakes as its new supplier of frozen and grocery foods including fruit and vegetables, which will be used by all OCS sites across the UK.

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LPC launch consultation on the accommodation offset

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has launched a public consultation to obtain views on the accommodation offset (offset) from both workers and employers who provide accommodation to their workers.

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Beating the heat in London’s stations

With the sun finally deciding to grace the capital with its presence and with millions of passengers expected to travel on the Tube during the hot weather, Transport for London (TfL) has set out the work it continues to carry in order to cool the tube network.

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