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Sustainable core

Sunil Shah, Director at Acclaro Advisory & SFMI says the latest FM progress report on sustainability illustrates why the sector must adopt a progressive business model with sustainability at its centre The sudden, catastrophic emergence of COVID-19 generated the most ...

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Survey launched by UKGBC on verification for Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The built environment sector requires urgent, widespread and real decarbonisation of existing and new buildings to meet the UK’s 2050 net zero targets, says the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) as it launches a survey to gather feedback on market ...

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Arcus FM shares its sustainability commitment

Tech-led facilities management provider, Arcus FM, has unveiled its commitment to taking an active role in making the FM industry as sustainable as possible. Arcus is working towards its carbon reduction targets which includes a 40 per cent reduction in ...

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Earth Day: Averda joins HRH Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta charter

On International Earth Day, waste management, treatment and recycling company, Averda, has announced it has become an official supporter of the Terra Carta, the global business proposition from the Sustainable Markets Initiative. Launched by His Royal Highness, The Prince of ...

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Clause for celebration

Saul Huxley, Organic Development Director at grounds maintenance and landscape creation specialists, idverde explains how carbon-neutral clauses can benefit the environment With greater pressures on Councils, retail parks and business spaces to create more sustainable, climate-friendly gains, there has been ...

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Built environment to collaborate on Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project

Four new task groups and a Steering Group which will support the development of the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment have been announced by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). The Roadmap, announced in December, aims ...

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idverde wins 10-year deal in Kensington and Chelsea

Grounds maintenance and landscaping firm, idverde, has won a 10-year grounds maintenance, sports and bereavement services contract with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that will achieve carbon neutrality in year one. By placing sustainability and the environment at ...

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FM favours ‘quick win initiatives’ over strategy to combat climate change

The UK facilities management sector does not possess a thorough, detailed strategic approach to combatting climate change, according to new research by VINCI Facilities. In the autumn of last year, VINCI Facilities asked over 200 decision-makers how far their organisations ...

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Sodexo adds more sustainable options to its plastic commitments 

Sodexo has furthered its commitment to remove single-use plastic items from its operations by making available only wood, paper, cardboard or fibre-based take-away bags, straws, plates, cutlery and stirrers. The move, sees Sodexo becomes the largest foodservice provider to implement ...

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Three wheeling into a cleaner and greener future

Resource management company, Veolia, is trialling two electric pedal tricycles specially designed for on-street waste collection in partnership with Westminster City Council. These small electric vehicles are powered by batteries that assist the rider with the additional weight of the ...

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