The IWFM has launched its Sustainability Survey for 2021 to measure the facilities management sector’s progress on green issues.
It is the UK’s longest-running survey of its kind and will aim to “record the current state of play, challenges and factors in how our profession and organisations are engaging with the sustainability agenda”.
It will be available to complete from now until Friday 2 July.
The IWFM Sustainability Survey 2021, in partnership with Inenco, is for all workplace and facilities practitioners whose work makes a difference to sustainability outcomes.
Last year's survey showed that sustainability is seen as important in almost all respondents’ organisations, says the IWFM. It also showed that many believed it had a positive effect on their business operations in the previous 12 months; yet despite this, the profession often experienced significant barriers to developing and embedding sustainable practices.
Over two-thirds of respondents believed that their sustainability policies and targets would change as a result of Covid-19. This year's survey will reveal if that is true.
Key sustainability themes such as net-zero are included in the survey. As is the response on the return to the workplace and the shift to hybrid working.
Finally, skills and capability. The survey will ask that as the sustainability agenda has evolved, have appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding kept pace, or are there widening gaps to fill?
If sustainability is relevant to your role, please take part in the 2021 Sustainability Survey in partnership with Inenco before the end of June by visiting the IWFM website or click here.
The full findings will be published in September.