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Taking responsibility 

Blog from Rory Murphy Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Richard Edelman the CEO of Edelman research who recently issued the 2019 trust barometer survey concluded that “People have low confidence that societal institutions will help them navigate a turbulent world, so ...

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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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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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Cordant chief calls for “social value” overhaul of government contracts

Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder but awarded to “social business” companies that agree to share profits with staff and employ local workers, says Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser of Cordant Group, adding British business needs ...

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Public Service Pledge: Sodexo commits to social targets

Sodexo has published its second Public Service Pledge, a strategic and ethical set of commitments to its customers, employees and communities. The 17-point pledge identifies key public service areas and initiatives which the facilities management provider promises to measure and ...

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JLL predicts how real estate businesses can adapt and thrive in a future city

Over the next 20 years the ideal cityscape will have adapted to the trends driving the real estate sector and will include co-working and living space, smart and healthy buildings, Wi-Fi trees, reverse vending machines, driverless transport and multi-generational housing ...

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The social value of facilities management

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Much has been spoken throughout this year about the value of FM and our relentless drive to demonstrate the importance of our profession not just in terms of cost reduction but more ...

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FM: it’s all about give and take

Social Value

The government’s 2013 Social Value Act presents a huge opportunity for the FM sector, which is well placed to deliver a variety of initiatives that can, in turn, honour the guidelines contained within the Act and give back to the ...

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Interserve moves closer to achieving 2020 sustainability targets

Interserve has published its annual report on the progress made against its sustainability targets, following the launch of its SustainAbilities plan in 2013. The comprehensive business-wide sustainability plan incorporates, five outcomes, 15 goals and 48 ambitious targets for the business ...

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Government unveils social procurement initiative

The Buy Social Corporate Challenge is to be launched at Downing Street today (18th April), which will see a number of high profile businesses, supported by Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office, commit to procuring goods and services to the value ...

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