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The Last Straw: IFMA UK joins forces with Greenpeace and Kids Against Plastic

With over 12.7 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals, it is estimated that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in our seas. Humans produce nearly 300 million tonnes ...

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IFMA UK invites collaborative input from FM community

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognised association for facility management professionals. Its mission, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is to improve the practice and visibility of facility management on ...

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Royal visit for RICS at 150

The Queen visited the RICS London headquarters yesterday (20 November), as part of the organisation’s 150th year anniversary celebrations. During the visit the Queen, Patron of the RICS, toured the building meeting with members of the profession; RICS staff including ...

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What’s in a name?

FMJ recently held a RICS-IFMA debate at the RICS HQ in Parliament Square, London, where panel members debated how FM should be redefined for the 21st century It’s been well documented that there are many challenges affecting the FM sector. ...

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Delivering on our standards

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities The drive to professionalise the Facilities Management profession is one I have long been a strong advocate for. The current appetite for strong ethical and responsible business practices can only enhance and ...

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Cordant CEO taking steps to fight youth homelessness

Chris Kenneally, CEO of the Cordant Group, will be lacing up his walking boots and trekking 134 miles in just four days as he takes ‘steps’ to end youth homelessness. Kenneally will be walking to work from Monmouth in South Wales ...

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FMJ debate to discuss how should FM be redefined for the C21st?

FMJ is holding an RICS-IFMA debate at the RICS HQ on the evening of 25 October – with the topic for discussion being how should FM be redefined for the C21st? According to research by AMA, the FM market has ...

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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ property service charges

RICS has launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases. The launch of the RICS professional Statement ...

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Positive response to RICS-IFMA procurement statement

Late last month, RICS in collaboration with IFMA released its first professional statement on procurement in facilities management. The announcement is a timely one, with attentions from both inside and outside the industry having been sharply focused on the ethics ...

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RICS launches its first UK procurement of FM professional statement

Today sees RICS launch its professional statement to reduce risk, increase transparency, and further trust in procurement in facilities management. The RICS Procurement of facility management, professional statement, UK 1st edition, was worked on in collaboration with IMFA, and also the ...

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