Broadgate Estates, a leading UK property and asset management company, has been awarded The Chairman’s Cup – Facilities Management – the highest possible accolade at the Clean City Awards ceremony, held at Mansion House on 8 February.
Launched in 1994, the Clean City Awards Scheme aims to develop partnerships with City businesses, both large and small by raising the profile of responsible waste management and recognising and rewarding good practice by encouraging businesses to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
The Chairman’s Cup – Facilities Management recognises the difficult task that managing agents face when co-ordinating the efforts of multiple tenants with varying degrees of engagement in the programme. The successful Broadgate Estates submission focused around the facilities management strategy at two iconic sites; The Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has been recognised by the Awards for these buildings. They were awarded Gold awards for the first two years, Platinum for the third year and now the highest positive accolade – the Chairman’s Cup – in this year’s awards.
The Clean City Awards judges were impressed by Broadgate Estates’ range of creative and engaging initiatives which spurred their occupiers into action. These included cross training sessions to share ideas and knowledge between good and poor performing organisations, donation schemes for IT equipment, furniture and fixtures that might be reusable and on-site facilities for sorting construction materials to boost recycling rates.
Judges particularly liked the fact that:
“Occupiers are encouraged to utilise the Building Diary for a ‘Freecycle’ type initiative for professional and personal items that are no longer required. In addition, new occupiers are offered an environmental induction and are provided with a handbook detailing the building waste strategy.”
Steve Whyman, managing director, Broadgate Estates, said:
“We are proud of our waste management strategy, our occupier relationships and our continued efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle waste wherever possible. Winning this prestigious award from the City of London Corporation embodies our consistent approach to sustainability and is an accolade that we should rightfully share with all those who have participated and supported our continuous efforts to deal with waste in a productive and responsible manner.”