policy

COP27

“Get Serious About Water”

A distinguished panel of water and climate leaders led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at COP27 is calling on heads of government to “get serious about water”. In a joint statement, several leading scientists have urged heads of state and government to introduce an integrated approach to water and climate action, citing the “fragmented”…

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

Cleaning

Postponement of APPG Inquiry into UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

The remaining two sessions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry inquiry into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic have been postponed following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The APPG inquiry, which is entitled “Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK“, held its…

IAQ

IAQ Sub-standard in Three Quarters of UK Classrooms

According to a new survey of 133 schools across the United Kingdom, three-in-five teachers believe there is a link between indoor air quality and student health, with as many believing poor air quality is aggravating asthma and other lung conditions. The Air Quality in UK Classrooms Report survey commissioned by ventilation solutions provider Airflow Developments also…

FM

Robertson Facilities Management Secures Place on New CCS FM Procurement Framework

Robertson Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Services, Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework – RM6232 after applying successfully for two lots.  Robertson FM has over twenty years of experience in the industry and acceptance on the framework, which will be in place for the next four years, will…

Contracts

Tamoil-Autogrill Collaboration Wins 30-year Zürich Motorway Services Concession

Swiss Oil Company Tamoil SA, in close collaboration with Autogrill, has secured a new concession for the operation of the Herrlisberg Nord motorway service area in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. The 30-year concession (with an option for a further 10 years) is expected to generate sales of around 400 million euros1 (over the 30…

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…

csr

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…

Net Zero

World Environment Day 2022: Johnson Controls Calls for UK Net Zero Action

On World Environment Day, Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director, EMEALA at Johnson Controls, explains why an overhaul of the United Kingdom’s built environment is needed to reach government emissions targets by 2035. We must once again highlight the critical need to redress the planetary imbalance – from regulatory policy through personal choices, we all play a part in…

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