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Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Charity

Elior has hosted a charity dinner at The Lloyd’s building with food prepared by renowned female chefs to support the work of UK charity, The Alzheimer’s Society. The contract caterer has pledged to raise £100,000 for The Alzheimer’s Society by the end of 2024 under a partnership, with the charity dinner raising £13,000. The event…

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ASM Global Adds Volunteering Initiative to Sustainability and Equity Program

ASM Global has launched a “Global Month of Giving” initiative which provides opportunities for team members to dedicate their time, talent and “treasure” through volunteering, and giving back and engaging in local community initiatives. The initiative extends the entertainment company’s CSR platform, ASM Global Acts, which was unveled last year, by elevating its commitment to…

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RS Group Supports ‘The Washing Machine’ Refugee Project at electronica 2022

RS Group has launched the ‘Big Step Challenge’ at electronica 2022 to help create awareness about charity initiative The Washing Machine Project which supports refugees across the globe. Visitors to the world’s largest electronics trade fair which is taking place in Munich can take part in the challenge – simply by walking. The supplier of…

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Former England Rugby Captain Supports Campaign for ‘Washroom Dignity’ Over Male Incontinence

Lewis Moody MBE has joined the ‘Stalls for All’ campaign which aims to break long-held taboos surrounding continence-related issues. Launched by Initial Washroom Hygiene and charity Bladder & Bowel UK, the campaign is working to deliver ‘washroom dignity’ for everyone regardless of age, gender or need, by ensuring that they have access to the washroom…

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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…

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Supporting CitizenAID’s Valuable Work in the Ukraine

BM, Hogan Lovells and Ellis Wines raised more than £40,000 during a special three-course Michelin-starred dinner in London, supporting the work of citizenAID’s in the Ukraine.  The Golden Hearts Gala Dinner, in partnership with Ellis Wines and Hogan Lovells, took place on Thursday 6 October at the law firm’s Atlantic House headquarters in Holborn. The…

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Supporting the Next Generation of Environmentalists

Veolia UK has teamed up with Groundwork and Tesco to donate trees and bird boxes for a new campaign to help schools blossom with biodiversity and join a national network of orchards. Following the call for schools across the country to sign up, Veolia and Groundwork will soon be donating 500 trees and 100 bird…

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Supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)

Aramark employees joined events across the United States in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The efforts were led by the group’s Community Relations team and Aramark’s EMPOWER employee resource group (ERG) which works to drive leadership and development opportunities through the connection and engagement of women. “We planned activities through the month…

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Supporting Care Leavers

As the United Kingdom marks National Care Leavers’ Week, EMCOR UK has become a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant – an initiative to supports people aged between 16 and 25 to live independent lives. The covenant creates opportunities for care leavers in five key areas: independent living; education, employment and training; safety and security;…

Belgium

European Partnership to Support Surplus Food Donations

Sodexo and Stop Hunger have launched a region-wide partnership with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) to prevent food waste and help alleviate food insecurity. The new initiative builds on an existing collaboration between the organisations at the European and local levels by formally recognising FEBA, which represents a network of more than 340 food…

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Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Aramark’s entire U.S. workforce joined Hispanic colleagues in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) in the United States from 15th September to 15th October. Leading festivities was the company’s Impacto employee resource group (ERG), which hosted events to educate fellow team members about the valued contribution of the Hispanic community to the country’s development. Founded…

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Compass Scotland Announces Food Charity Partnership

Compass Scotland has launched a new surplus food partnership with food charity, FareShare. This partnership will encourage Compass Scotland sites to work with FareShare to donate surplus food so that meals can be distributed to those who need it most. The announcement comes as more individuals and families struggle to cope with the rising cost…

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Johnson Controls Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List

Johnson Controls has been named to the 2022 Fortune Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering. Fortune’s Change the World list recognises companies that use creative tools to address society’s unmet needs and is evaluated based on measurable social impact, business results and degree of…

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PPDS & TPV Launch Global Charity and Community Support Foundation

‘TPV Cares’, a collective new initiative between TPV business divisions TP Vision, MMD Monitors and Displays, AOC and PPDS, is combining the group’s visual and sound experience and financial and volunteer support to progress deserving community projects. The charitable foundation will bring life-changing help and support to people and communities in over  200 countries. Part…

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,…

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EMCOR Progresses to Level 2 of UK Government Disability Scheme

EMCOR UK’s disability inclusion policies now satisfy requirements stipulated for ‘Disability Confident’ employers, the second level of the UK government’s Disability Confident scheme. The scheme was introduced by the government to help employers recruit and retain great people, and to: challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability draw from the widest possible pool of talent secure…

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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…

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Mitie Supports Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Effort with Hygiene Equipment

Mitie has shipped vital PPE and other hygiene supplies to the GE Operator Humanitarian Centre in Warsaw, which will be used for essential medical care and general hygiene for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The centre offers temporary refuge and aid to those displaced by the war and has so far supported more than…

Construction

SELECT Nominated for UK Trade Association Awards

SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the Association Excellence Awards which salute the vital work trade associations undertake on behalf of their members. The first nomination for Best Membership Support Since Covid-19recognising the organisation’s on-going response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has included offering members…

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RABI Launches ‘Return to School’ Grant to Support Farming Families

UK charity The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has launched a ‘return to school’ grant to help cover the cost of school uniforms, P.E. kit and other equipment as a response to what it describes as “unacceptable financial choices” facing farming families in the run up to the new school year. Citing research by consumer…

Construction

Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

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Crown Commercial Service awards major new ‘social value enabled’ FM framework

UK government executive procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded 44 supplier places on its  new Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework. The new framework supports the principles of the Government’s Sourcing Playbook by heavily weighting ‘quality’ in its contract award criteria, rather than lowest cost – emphasising the importance of social value and…

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Football Legends Join Tournament Fundraiser

A 7-a-side football tournament, organised by LMAC Group and DNA Insurance was held at Billericay Town F.C., which welcomed 19 teams (almost 200 keen footballers) from local Essex based businesses, and LMAC Group and DNA Insurance clients and co-workers, to battle it out against each other to win the title. Pictured [Back row L-R]: Tony…

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Supporting the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation

Contract caterer Elior UK has joined other leading brands in supporting a clinical trial of a new food allergy protocol which is being championed by The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation. The three-year £2.2 million oral immunotherapy trial will be the first major study funded by the foundation which was set up by Nadim and Tanya…

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How Security is Changing in the Real Estate Sector

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the changing security landscape in commercial property and advances in technology that are helping business stay ahead of threats whilst supporting their wider sustainability goals. The Impact of Covid Covid is accelerating changes in work patterns and locations. Fewer workers, and potentially more lone…

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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…

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