27 September 2019 | Facilitate team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
APPOINTMENT: Jet Aire Services has appointed Lindsey Marie as environment health and safety manager to oversee compliance and quality at projects across the UK. She has experience in developing policies, maintaining best practice and promoting a positive safety culture throughout large organisations.
SUSTAINABILITY: Independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has published its latest CSER report, announcing that it will align its sustainability activity to the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this year's report, targets will now be aligned with seven of the UN's 17 SDGs, including pledges to end hunger, promote good health and wellbeing, ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns, and take action to combat climate change.
SUSTAINABILITY: ISS has announced that it has saved more than 90,000 items from being consigned to waste bins in its Zero Waste Challenge (ZWC). The initiative asked everyone involved including clients, partners and individuals, to reduce their waste on World Environment Day (held on 5 June), with activities as large or as small as each participant could achieve.
APPOINTMENT: Property consultancy Alder King has promoted Adam Davies from the firm's facilities management team to partner. Davies now advises a wide range of clients on the full spectrum of FM services including strategic advice, procurement, health and safety and environmental management.
SUSTAINABILITY: Arcus FM pledged to offset the carbon emissions produced by its business mileage for 2018/19 to mark World Environmental Health Day (26 September). Arcus is replanting nearly 5,000 trees in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.
REGULATION: OCS has achieved certification to the new international standard for occupational health and safety management systems, ISO 45001. The new standard promotes a proactive approach to health and safety, and greater emphasis is placed upon leadership engagement and colleague consultation.
RECRUITMENT: Amey has joined 23 other energy and utilities sector employers in a collaborative approach to enable the engagement, attraction and recruitment of ex-military personnel into the sector. As a signatory of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant since 2013, Amey's commitment to recruiting and supporting ex-service personnel was also recognised by the Ministry of Defence, which awarded the company gold status in its Employer Recognition Scheme in 2018.
SUSTAINABILITY: Sodexo has confirmed its objective to reduce its carbon emissions by 34 per cent by 2025, with approval from the Science Based Targets initiative. The initiative helps companies to determine a pathway for reducing their emissions in line with the Paris agreement's goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.