communities

FM

Supporting Refugees Entering the FM Sector

Soft services provider Churchill Group has made a commitment to supporting refugees living in the United Kingdom by joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) network Tent, which was established to mobilising the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their…

EMEA

Kimberly-Clark Claims Global First for Recyclable Hand Towel Core Plug

Kimberly-Clark Professional™ has added 100 per cent bio-based and recyclable core plugs in its Scott® and Kleenex® hand towel ranges in the EMEA region in what the company’s describing as an industry first. The plastic-free core plugs are made primarily from starch and fibre, replacing plastic core plugs currently in use. It is estimated to…

News

Atkins Leads on Road ‘Noise Camera’ Trials

A road camera which has been designed to identify and track drivers who rev-up engines and use modified exhausts in contravention of current rules is being installed at four UK locations as part of a trial to clampdown on antisocial driving. The Transport Secretary has confirmed the four locations, Bradford, Gloucestershire, Great Yarmouth and Birmingham,…

Construction

Peel Issues ESG Update

Peel L&P has released its annual ESG report on the progress the British regeneration business is making in implementing a Five Year Sustainability Plan.  Peel, which has a record of transformative and exciting projects including MediaCity at Salford Quays and the trailblazing Manchester homeless project Embassy Village, reports progress on all 22 of its sustainability…

News

First European Jack Nicklaus Branded Residential Golf Development Under Construction

Nicklaus Companies and award-winning developer FM Group have launched the first residential golf community in Europe to be carry the legendary golfer’s name at Stonehaven in Scotland. The development of luxury homes at the historic Ury Estate is being built around an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course which is also the site of a…

Argentina

Aramark Employees Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

Thousands of Aramark team members around the world have participated in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day, the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service which took place on 22nd September. Volunteers from 14 countries, including the U.S., U.S Virgin Islands, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico,…

csr

Social Partnership to Ease Cost of Living Crisis

UK supplier of lone worker safeguarding solutions Reliance Protect has teamed up with two longstanding customers to create social value funds dedicated to supporting people experiencing hardship during the cost of living crisis. The social value funds provide an invaluable safety net for some of the most disadvantaged members of society, in addition to funding…

industry

Pioneering Collaboration

EMCOR UK’s collaborative practices have been recognised with a ‘Pioneers in Collaboration’ award from the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), with the facility services provider additionally being re-elected as a corporate member of the institute’s Advisory Council. Established in 1990, ICW promotes collaborative working as a professional business discipline, assisting organisations in the public and…

industry

Aramark Partners with 2022 Green Sports Alliance Summit

Aramark provided dining and hospitality services for this year’s Green Sports Alliance (GSA) annual summit at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which discussed ways to build healthier, more sustainable communities where we live and play. The gathering at venue, where GSA member Aramark Sports + Entertainment manages the dining and hospitality program, involved more…

News

Supporting London Pride and its Biggest Ever Cleanup Operation

Veolia proudly marched in this year’s Pride in London parade, with an electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage alongside colleagues and allies to support its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities the company serves. Veolia’s fully electric street cleansing fleet operating in the West End and dedicated team ensured a swift,…

ESG

Elior UK Launches Social Value Charter

Contract caterer Elior UK is embracing a new Social Value Charter which builds on activities already embedded in its business modell. The company is also adopting a co-ordinated approach to economic, social and environmental governance to ensure all employees and suppliers make a conscious effort to create a positive impact wherever possible. The Charter summarises…

design

Architectural Studio Rebrand Reflects New Multidisciplinary Design and Community Focus

After five decades of leadership in architecture, interiors, branding, and planning, U.S. design practice Gould Evans has rebranded as Multistudio to reflect its renewed focus on multidisciplinary design which embraces interconnectedness and collaboration.   The rebrand also reinforces the studio’s commitment to building a culture that seeks diverse perspectives and utilizes design to positively impact the communities…

Foodservice & Catering

Crown Estate to Host Hospitality Recruitment Event

The Crown Estate is hosting a first of its kind jobs fair to help support its hospitality customers with staff shortfall. The event will take place on Tuesday 14th June at Park Row on Brewer Street, between 10am and 4pm, offering over 500 applicants the opportunity to gain a hospitality role in London’s vibrant WestEnd.…

Net Zero

The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football…

Net Zero

Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc,…

Construction

Republic Services and Archaea Energy to Develop U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Projects

Republic Services, Inc., and renewable natural gas (RNG) producer have announced a new joint venture to develop 39 RNG projects across the United States. The partnership, the country’s largest RNG portfolio build-out to date, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace gas from fossil…

csr

Arena Savoy Lecture 2022

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight – Shopper and Eating Out at advocacy organisation for Commercial Insight and Social Impact, IGD, reviews Compass Group chief, Robin Mills’ recent address to the annual Arena Savoy Lecture. The Arena Savoy Lecture returned the first time in two years, attracting 150 guests back to the impressive Lancaster Ballroom, for…

FM

Recognising Colleagues in Unprecedented Times

Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group (UK & Ireland), acknowledges and discusses the extraordinary efforts of colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. We all find ourselves in uncertain times as the coronavirus crisis evolves rapidly, and the service sector is right on the frontline. As the Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, my…

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