Results from a recent survey carried out by the BBC concluded that 70% of the 1,800 individuals contacted said they do not expect to return to full time office working.
The, WorldGBC have announced an update to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment), expanding its scope to recognise enhanced leadership action in tackling embodied carbon emissions from the building and construction sector. To accompany the Commitment update and its reduction-first approach to decarbonisation, WorldGBC has also published Advancing Net Zero Whole Life Carbon: Offsetting Residual Emissions from the Building and Construction Sector, providing guidance for how the sector should compensate for its total carbon impacts.
New research by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK reveals that ailing UK infrastructure has led to almost a quarter of middle market businesses closing offices and facilities or relocating in the past three years. RSM’s The Real Economy Report revealed that 22 per cent of business leaders have closed or relocated an office or facility in the last three years due to current or anticipated UK infrastructure limitations within the area where they were based. In addition, 63 per cent said UK infrastructure was hampering the growth of their business.
The FASET CSCS card, which was launched on 1st February 2021, continues to be taken up by construction workers who work at height. 280 cards have now been issued.
More than four years following the tragic fire in the Grenfell Tower, we are still waiting for the full legislative response from the government. While it is accepted that the public inquiry has yet to complete its work, are there measures, perhaps including some of those contained in Dame Judith Hackitt's report from 2018, which could have been introduced already?
- Mitie has kicked off a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management services – including cleaning, waste management and grounds maintenance – for Swansea University
- The contract, which has the option to extend for up to four more years, is worth £2.4 million a year and will see Mitie deliver services for all of the University’s buildings
- Using its sustainability and waste management expertise, Mitie has committed to only using cleaning products with reduced packaging as well as helping Swansea University cut waste across all of its sites
Over 100 of the best-known names in cleaning and FM have come together to raise an impressive £7,000 in cash and a further £7,000 in product donations to support The Hygiene Bank charity in tackling hygiene poverty in the UK.