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EMCOR UK achieves conformity to new ISO for sustainable procurement

Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, has achieved conformity to the new international standard for sustainable procurement – ISO 20400.   The ISO 20400 standard guides organisations of any size on integrating sustainability into their procurement process. Conformity to the standard ...

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Live webinar to help firms take on the plastic pollution challenge

Businesses wanting to eradicate single-use plastics are being invited to attend a live webinar hosted by sustainability website edie.net with waste management experts phs Group. The special one-off webinar, to be hosted on 17 January 17 at 2pm, will bring together a ...

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Atalian Servest commits to reducing single-use plastic

Atalian Servest Group’s specialist B&I catering division, Angel Hill Food Co, has committed to removing single-use plastics, kick starting the initiative with two of its largest sites.  The company is on a mission to remove all single-use plastic disposables from ...

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Deloitte’s new HQ defining sustainability and wellbeing

Deloitte’s new UK and North West Europe headquarters at 1 New Street Square, EC4, is the largest office in the world to achieve leading certifications for being both an exemplar green building and one designed to enhance the wellbeing of ...

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4 Aces introduces signature swirl to water cup market

Leading disposable cup supplier, 4 Aces has launched a 7 oz cold version of its signature swirl paper vending cup, aimed specifically at the water industry, as an alternative to plastic cups. The new, blue and white Aqua swirl is ...

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FM sector: helping to reduce global emissions

Responding to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has remarked that as buildings account for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment will be a “vital ...

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Interserve’s green agenda making a positive impact

Interserve has received praise from clients for its wide range of initiatives which are helping to improve the company’s environmental footprint. The international support services and construction group has worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to achieve significant ...

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Report analyses role of FM in sustainability and social value

Active Workplace Solutions, a bespoke workplace specialist, has launched ‘Sustainability in facilities management: A Holistic View’, a report exploring sustainability within the built environment. The report analyses how the FM sector can impact wider environmental, social and economic goals, and ...

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OCS commits to reducing single-use plastics across UK operations

OCS UK has launched its commitment to reducing its single-use plastic footprint. With the launch of a new statement of intent and plan of action, OCS says it is “sharply focused on how it can limit the impact of its ...

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Sporting chance

Investing in a major solar array on its campus sports centre is helping the University of Exeter step up its sustainability drive as well as save on energy costs Solar panels are a familiar part of the built environment, but ...

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