The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has awarded Platinum certificates, the highest accolade SFMI bestow, to four FM service providers: VINCI Facilities, ENGIE, Bouygues Energies & Services, and Skanska in the SFMI 2020 E-Awards.
In 2020, market value is projected to decrease by around 6%, largely due to Covid-19 and the lockdown measures introduced to attempt to halt its spread. Although FM contracts have continued to be issued within the last year, the UK economy is expected to take a severe hit, with budgets and investment decisions likely to be negatively impacted.
Health and safety practitioners will have even more opportunities for professional development in 2021 as NEBOSH has announced the launch of seven new qualifications for the early part of the year.
Architecture firm, T P Bennett, have transformed an old building in Manchester into an "ultra sustainable" mixed-use office building.
- Mitie has been awarded the best ranking possible, a ‘negligible risk’ score, by leading ESG rating agency, Sustainalytics
- With a score of 9.8, Mitie is now ranked in the top 2% of businesses globally and first in the Business Support Services industry
- The rating marks the third time in two months that Mitie has been upgraded by an ESG ratings agency
Mitie has received the top score from Sustainalytics, one of the leading global environment, social and governance (ESG) ratings agencies, achieving a score of 9.8. This score, ’negligible risk’, is the best category that a business can achieve on the Sustainalytics rating system and demonstrates the significant improvement Mitie has made in just one year. Since March 2020, Mitie has improved by two positions, from a ‘Medium Risk’ ranking.
The value of all construction contract awards in 2020 was £57.0 billion. Despite the challenges 2020 brought, this represents a slight decrease of 4.7% on 2019. Contract award values held steady in 2020, but the number of contract awards declined by just under 16%.
APPG sponsor hopes MPs will champion the vital role of the industry in fighting Covid-19
The proposed All Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry will have the status of the sector’s operatives as key and essential workers, and their priority for Covid-19 vaccination, as a priority.
FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has teamed up with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry.