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Reasons and remedies for prioritising skills and training

Facilities, Sustainability, Workplace

This week I spoke at Workplace Futures 2024, a conference which explored the intersection between people and technology amidst rapid change. There was a focus on the challenges, opportunities and – as the theme of the day had it – their symbiosis.  With workplace experience one of the key phrases of the day, this connection is key for our own lynchpin profession, workplace and facilities management (WFM).

22 February 2024

Is workplace and facilities management not being included enough in energy and carbon plans?


IWFM is proud to release the Sustainability Survey Report 2023, based on the insight of 620 workplace and facilities management (WFM) surveyed last year. The comprehensive report finds that the sector’s professionals are insufficiently involved in organisations’ plans around energy efficiency and carbon reduction, suggesting that plans are flawed from their inception.

15 February 2024

Coming soon: new IWFM research into sustainability’s biggest roadblocks 


There can be no question about the vital role of workplace and facilities management (WFM) in achieving greater energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

07 February 2024

IWFM contributes to Scope 3 framework


Recently, IWFM collaborated with Acclaro Advisory and other industry leaders to create the ‘Framework for Scope 3 Emissions in FM’, benchmark setting guidance to help FM businesses monitor and reduce indirect emissions in their supply chain. 

11 January 2024

FM the decarboniser: IWFM works with SFMI to release Scope 3 framework 


As previously reported, IWFM has been collaborating on a Scope 3 framework for managing indirect carbon emissions thus moving the workplace and facilities management profession another step closer to the heart of the built environment’s decarbonisation pathway. 

14 December 2023

COP28: Action at a national level


The COP28 summit in Dubai continues as the world faces a dangerous and worsening climate crisis. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, resulting in further extreme weather events, rising sea levels, diminishing resources and an increased risk of pandemics and climate migration.

12 December 2023

COP28: A Sustainability SIG perspective 


Leading corporates, government officials and policy makers will gather this month for the 28th edition of the conference of the parties (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates. This year’s edition takes place off the back of another year of extreme climate events; floods, wildfires and extreme temperatures affecting every area of the world.  

30 November 2023

Supporting productivity and sustainability outcomes in the workplace, in partnership with Dyson 

Sustainability, Workplace

The world of work has seen a mainstreaming of the principle of good workplace strategy since COVID-19 and its subsequent shockwaves.

02 November 2023

Government opens call for evidence on Scope 3 emissions


The government has announced that it is seeking evidence on Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions reporting across the country, focussing on the costs, benefits and practicalities.

02 November 2023

Persistent Organic Pollutants: practical advice on what regulation means


Earlier this year, new regulation from the Environment Agency came into force relating to items containing Persistent Organic Pollutants or ‘POPs’.

18 October 2023

It’s time for organisations to be more ambitious about achieving net zero


With climate change intensifying, energy sources facing constraints, and buildings reported to be responsible for 40% of global CO2 emissions, it’s crucial that workplace and facilities teams take responsibility for their organisation’s sustainability strategy.

04 October 2023

Accelerate the agenda with our new sustainability courses


Available now via IWFM Academy, we have introduced three new sustainability courses specifically for the workplace and facilities management profession as part of our activities for ‘Get moving on sustainability: a campaign for change’.

23 August 2023

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