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BIFM to create shared vision with 9th 'Sustainability in FM' survey

Released on 26/03/2015
Author BIFM

BIFM has launched its annual sustainability survey which looks at the way that FM professionals are engaging with the sustainability agenda. Developed in conjunction with the BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group, the survey explores what sustainability means to organisations, which teams take the lead, the role that FM plays and how initiatives are measured and reported. The survey is now open and closes 10 April.  

Now in its 9th year, the data generated from this year’s survey can be compared to almost a decade of trend data. It will give a good view of how attitudes have developed and assess collaborative cross-functional working, levels of innovation, use of systems and processes and the barriers which might exist to the development of sustainable business practices. 

Gareth Tancred, CEO, BIFM said “The BIFM ‘Sustainability in FM’ survey shines a light on our profession. We hope to paint a picture of how environmental, sustainable and corporate social responsibility approaches differ across the sectors of the economy and create a shared vision of what needs to be done. In previous surveys we’ve witnessed a tick box approach still rife across the economy and we want to see FM professionals stepping up to the plate and leading at a strategic level. With so much of the sustainability agenda sitting within FM, our industry and FM professionals are well placed to take the lead whilst continuing to raise the bar on professionalising what we do." 

The Sustainability in FM survey is open to all FM practitioners in any organization and those operating in the FM industry including full and single-line service providers, suppliers and consultants. 

To take part, go to www.bifm.org.uk/FMsustainability