Waste management plays an integral role in any facilities management sustainability strategy, which is why FMJ, in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the third major survey into how FMs approach their waste management and recycling responsibilities.
The two previous surveys have revealed increasing preoccupations amongst FMs in meeting increasingly stringent legislative demands to minimise waste, improve resource efficiency and achieve compliance; and importantly, it has also enabled us to chart key changes in how the profession views waste management responsibilities.
In 2019, the results showed a significant shift in priorities amongst FMs. In 2018, 80 per cent of respondents in 2018 believed compliance was the most important aspect of their role, but by 2019, more than two thirds (70 per cent) cited service delivery as their most important consideration. Meanwhile, a huge majority (94 per cent) believe there is an increasing emphasis within their day-to-day role to manage sustainability and environmental credentials.
We’re keen to discover whether these priorities and concerns have once again shifted, so would like as many FMs to respond to this year’s survey, whether they have taken part previously or not.
A comprehensive report and e-book based on the results of the 2020 survey will be published at the Facilities Show, and FMJ magazine will feature a full report on the findings which will include an analysis of the research by a discussion group made up of senior FMs.
Please share your experiences and opinions on waste management. It will take just five minutes to complete, and as a thank you for taking part, respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple HomePod worth over £300.