Entries by David Johnston

Making the transition to ISO14001:2015

Conformance to the ISO 14001 standard has become synonymous with “good environmental management” in contracts worldwide. The recognition of the standard has been achieved as an increasing number of organisations rely on its structure to systematise their actions, and trust in its name to promise the delivery of legally-compliant services. The updates published in 2015 […]

SFMI and the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 3

October 2016 marks the commencement of the 2nd year of progress towards delivering against the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as outlined by the United Nations. The new 17 common goals are an integrated set of targets for a vision on a better world. This is the third and final instalment of the ‘briefing’ articles […]

SFMI and the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 2

October 2016 marks the commencement of the 2nd year of progress towards delivering against the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as outlined by the United Nations. The new 17 common goals are an integrated set of targets for a vision on a better world. This is the second of three ‘briefing’ articles where FMJ will […]

SFMI and the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 1

October 2016 marks the commencement of the 2nd year of progress towards delivering against the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as outlined by the United Nations. The new 17 common goals are an integrated set of targets for a vision on a better world. This is the 1st of 3 ‘briefing’ articles where FMJ will […]

Reporting Transparency

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” So said the Dalai Lama at any rate. Here at the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) when we are trying understand an FM firms operations we look to their publicly available information and ‘trust’ it informs us of facts and figures that […]

The CE Word: Circular Economy

Every year Acclaro’s Sustainable FM Index helps participants to identify the areas in which they can improve their sustainability performance, both in absolute terms as well as relative to peers. One of the key areas they judge when it comes to benchmarking the participant’s impact on the environment is circular economy. In order to score […]