15 November 2019 | Facilitate Team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
WELLBEING: Research by Capita shows that UK workers would feel more productive and have a better work-life balance if they could work remotely, but 29 per cent of employers don't allow working from home.
LIVING WAGE: Wates Group's facilities management division, Wates FM, has achieved Recognised Service Provider status with the Living Wage Foundation and will be working with the organisation to promote the living wage in the sector. As a Recognised Service Provider, Wates FM will now work with its supply chain and clients to promote the living wage employer standards.
AWARDS: The British Council for Offices (BCO) announced the UK's rising stars in the commercial property sector at the fourth annual NextGen Awards ceremony this week (12 November). Paula Gonzalez of John Robertson Architects won the rising star award in London and the South East, the Inspirational Leader of the Year went to Katrina Kostic Samen of KKS Savills, and Bongai Muyambo of chapmanbdsp became Graduate of the Year.
CONTRACT: ISS Australia has extended its security contract with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) for another three years. A key focus for ISS at Brisbane Airport will be investing in technology platforms to lead the next evolution of aviation security, including a new integrated mobile digital platform to support security supervisors with operational decision-making.
SUSTAINABILITY: Landsec has announced a new environmental sustainability strategy that will see the company become the first UK real estate investment trust to align its carbon reduction target to a 1.5°C pathway of global warming. Using the externally approved science-based target, Landsec will reduce absolute carbon emissions by 70 per cent from a 2014 baseline over the next 11 years.