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IWFM Partners With Equans on Sustainability Education for FMs

IWFM Partners With Equans on Sustainability Education for FMs
23 April 2024

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has announced a new partnership with FM provider Equans to educate its members on sustainability in facilities management.

The two-year deal will see The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and Equans working on sustainability survey reports and guidance, as well as educational webinars and awareness campaigns.

A press release from IWFM describes the partnership as being founded on “a mission to change the perception” of workplace and facilities management “in driving sustainability outcomes and impacts within organisations and across the built environment.” Positioning FM as having a key role in helping to achieve a more sustainable world is also a goal of the collaboration.

IWFM and Equans will introduce the initiative at a panel discussion at The Workplace Event 2024, chaired by IWFM’s Sofie Hooper and featuring Amelle Mestari, Director of Procurement and CSR at Equans UK & Ireland.

IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis said, “Sustainability is a pressing global concern and at the top of the organisational agenda. IWFM research shows that WFM can play a lynchpin role in driving change which benefits people and planet. Through our joint initiatives, we aim to engage the entire WFM sector, highlighting its role in sustainability and laying a solid foundation for the future whereby we transition intent into positive action and significant progress.”

David Carr, Divisional CEO of Sustainable FM at Equans UK & Ireland, added, ‘WFM is a key driver for organisational outcomes and plays a leading role in sustainability. With this collaboration, we want to combine the best of Equans’ work with the IWFM focus, ensuring that organisations, professionals and the community have up-to-date and actionable research with which to strategise, act and bring about positive sustainability outcomes. We look forward to publishing our work and track progress over time, ensuring that our collaboration engages and motivates as many people as possible to act on this crucial issue.’ 

Picture: a photograph of two people sitting at a desk, one is working on a laptop, and another person is writing in a notebook. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 April 2024


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