01 November 2019 | Facilitate Team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
SOCIAL VALUE: Foodbuy, a group procurement organisation, has become the first company in the food and drinks sector to join the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - an initiative that sees businesses use their everyday spending to transform lives. The challenge brings together corporate partners from a broad range of industries in a collective ambition to spend £1 billion with social enterprise suppliers.
BEST PRACTICE: DOC Cleaning has been represented in The Parliamentary Review's industrial strategy section. Co-chaired by Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles, The Parliamentary Review is an independent publication that highlights best practice across a wide range of industry sectors in the UK.
Contract: J S Wright has won a contract valued at over £4 million to provide engineering infrastructure systems for Stadia Three, the first residential element of Wimbledon Grounds in Plough Lane. Scheduled for completion in October 2020, Stadia Three is being built next to a new purpose-built stadium for AFC Wimbledon.
RECRUITMENT: Sodexo has announced its support for the SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity's latest campaign, 'Friendly to Forces'. The campaign is calling for more UK companies to challenge their perceptions about hiring service-leavers, as its new research reveals worrying misconceptions over the benefits of hiring ex-servicemen and women.
SOCIAL VALUE: Restaurant Associates Group has teamed up with global investment firm Permira to collaborate with the charity Refettorio Felix on 'Step Up To The Plate' - a seven-week culinary and life skills course set up to create a guided pathway to employment in the hospitality sector. Refettorio Felix serves meals to vulnerable people in a home-from-home environment and turns 1,280 kilos of food that would otherwise be destined for landfill into delicious lunches.
SUSTAINABILITY: Mitie has delivered the 100th and 101st electric vehicles to join its fleet to two contracts in Edinburgh. It forms a first for both Edinburgh Castle and Fife College - Mitie colleagues at each site have received their new fully electric vans, which they will use every day in their roles.