Amolak Dhariwal, vice-president of finance at Sodexo’s global supply management and service operations division, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to business.
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has welcomed the government's new social value model and procurement guidance that was published last week, saying it will "drive up" procurement standards.
Businesses seeking to win government contracts will have to set out how they will also deliver social value priorities - including Covid-19 recovery measures, according to measures announced this week.
Legislation has catapulted the race to achieve net zero carbon emissions to the top of the sustainability agenda. Martin Read reports on a refreshingly collaborative environment with investors, developers, agents, operators and tenants all focused on the same goal – that is, before the pandemic struck.
Social value has dominated the agenda over the past few years with Covid-19 further highlighting sustainability’s human dimension. Yet in the months immediately pre-Covid, attention was turning towards the UK’s 2050 deadline for net zero carbon emissions as the new kid on the sustainability block. Ahead of its 2020 sustainability survey report, Martin Read attended an IWFM sustainability SIG workshop to consider the topic’s shifting priorities.