Derwent fm has joined the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) as part of its commitment to improving and embedding environmental sustainability across its business.
The company said this partnership would build on the work the company has already undertaken under its ISO 50001:2018 certification, by which it measures energy management performance.
The FM provider said linking up with the SFMI would help it to embed sustainability into its operations and to benchmark itself against other companies in the sector.
Janice Boucher, managing director at Derwent fm, said that joining the SFMI “will help us to embed sustainability as a golden thread throughout the business from senior managers to frontline colleagues”.
“The external assessments and benchmarking will inform continuous improvement plans which will have a significant impact on our sustainability strategy and help drive the success of the business,” she added.
Sunil Shah, managing director of Acclaro Advisory, which runs the SFMI, said: “Sustainable FM is fast becoming a key differentiator for discerning clients, due to its power to influence key environmental and social impacts. Joining the SFMI will enable Derwent fm to benchmark their performance against industry norms, as well as demonstrating commitment to transparency and continuous improvement along the SFMI roadmap.
He explained that the roadmap offers guidance into how sustainability is integrated into service delivery, not just through operational impact but throughout the business culture, embedding it throughout the value chain “from suppliers and ultimately as an integral part of services to their customers”.
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