wellbeing

Government

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…

FM

Why “Whole-Person” Wellbeing is Important in the Workplace

Following World Mental Health on 10th October, Shauna McQueen, Global Wellbeing Lead at ISS, explains why a holistic approach to employee wellness and wellbeing benefits staff as well as businesses. “Overall, mental health has suffered tremendously in the last few years,” says Shauna McQueen, Global Wellbeing Lead at ISS. “We’re still in an uncertain situation,…

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targets within its social value framework. According to the report, all 13 of the targets which were set in 2021 have been achieved or exceeded, spanning Mitie’s People, Environment, Supply Chain and Community pillars. Primary focuses…

Construction

Refurb and Reuse vs Demolition and Rebuild

Stuart Byles and Lee Stuart, technical directors at UK contractor Pexhurst Services, discuss key take-homes on BREEAM standards from a recent Refurb and Reuse vs Demolition and Rebuild roundtable with FM Magazine. Refurbishment has been relatively late to BREEAM standards in comparison to new builds, and still seems to be in the early stages with…

News

Bringing Better Business to Birmingham

Flexible workspace operator x+why has signed tenant and fellow B Corp, Too Good To Go, as a tenant of  its new Birmingham site, Foundry at Brindleyplace. The fast-growing company and developer of a free app which bears the same name allows users to rescue food waste. Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at…

News

Active London 2022

London’s largest annual sport and physical activity conference will return on 21 September with a focus on places and spaces. Where: 30 Euston Square, Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2FP When: Wednesday 21 September 2022, National Fitness Day Timings: Conference from 09:00-16:45 | Networking after event from 17:00-19:00 Cost: Day tickets are available for £45.00. Active…

News

Free Period Product Partnership Takes off at Heathrow Airport

Staff at Heathrow Airport will now have access to free period products thanks to a new multi-way partnership involving an award-winning social enterprise. More than 100 Hey Girls free vend dispensers will be placed in the airport’s staff female and accessible toilets from August, providing employees with free and environmentally-friendly tampons and pads. The partnership,…

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…

Life Safety

EMCOR UK Recognised for Safety

EMCOR UK has won three international safety awards from The British Safety Council. The facility services provider was named jointly as a “Best in Country Winner” for the UK, as one of 11 Sector winner, and also received a Chief Adjudicator’s Award at the council’s annual International Safety Awards ceremony in recognition of its commitment…

ESG

Living Wage Champion Award for EMCOR UK

EMCOR UK has been announced as the winner of the Recognised Service Provider Champion award at the 2022 Living Wage Champion Awards. The awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. EMCOR UK was accredited as a Living Wage Foundation Recognised Service Provider in May 2021 and planned…

csr

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…

IAQ

Why Clean Air Day Ought to be Every Day

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Clean Air Day 2022 is more than just a timely reminder for businesses and government to implement measures to safeguard the health of building users.  Clean Air Day is a critical reminder for businesses and governments to show demonstrable action to keep people healthy. Air pollution…

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