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FM Market Update: February 2022

Facilities Management, Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Published 25th Jan 22 - by rosiewatts

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Broadening the scope

Anthony Ainsworth, COO at npower Business Solutions explains why Scope 3 needs to be on your sustainability agenda.

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Why I lobbied for the sachet ban by Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet

Last week Whitehall announced it is to ban plastic food sachets. The move can’t come a moment too soon and is something A Plastic Planet has campaigned on for years.

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The Human Touch

FMJ’s Sara Bean talks with Environmental Psychologist and Workplace Strategist Dr Nigel Oseland about the decades of research behind his new book and why an understanding of the psychology of the workplace is essential as we embrace new ways of working.


February’s Featured Topic: Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) programme is an industry-wide initiative that aims to make workplaces better for everyone. Promoting a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect brings many business benefits to the companies that work to achieve it.

Start your learning on the topic of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) with the handpicked resources below:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Template

A document to assist small businesses in writing their EDI policy.

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CIPD Good Work Index

The CIPD Good Work Index provides an annual snapshot of job quality in the UK, giving insight to drive improvement to working lives. Measures of GDP and employment rates are important, but we also need to understand whether the jobs we have are good or poor and how they can be improved.

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Developing A Diversity Communication Strategy

Communication is Vital. This weblink looks at communication, ensuring that it is inclusive, it’s diverse and that you’re thinking about people.

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Exploiting Digital in FM Conference

Active Plan, Hexagon, Sunbelt Rentals, UWS

Join us on the 22nd February from 10:00am -12:00pm on Zoom Webinars at our Exploiting Digital in FM Conference. This session will examine how digital data and technologies are helping Real Estate to become more safe, productive and sustainable.

Speakers Include: Active PlanHexagonSunbelt Rentals andUniversity of West Scotland & Conexa

By attending this session you will:

  • Hear from experts about the importance of good quality data in the aftermath of Grenfell
  • Understand how to simulate maintenance and safety procedures in the buildings you manage or supply to
  • Recognise what tools and innovations are ‘just around the corner’
  • Learn how to quantify the benefits and risks of digital innovations