We are delighted to see three of our SFMI Partners recognised in this year’s IWFM Impact Awards. Every year the SFMI works with FM providers to drive progress in FM sustainability in areas such as employee development, collaboration, social value and environmental stewardships through innovation and data. We seek to understand their strategy, embedded processes, data collection and innovations so they can make improvements year on year. So it is great to see them winning awards through the IWFM.
Winner :Technology 2023
Churchill won the Technology award for using VR (virtual reality) headsets for training cleaners. Using VR headsets cleaning trainees go through various zones, learning about what to look for, how to deal with spills etc. There is even a timed activity to clean a train carriage. This activity has successfully reduced onsite training time, which will result in reduced training costs as well as demonstrating an investment in employee training.
Winner: People Development and Talent Retention 2023: Business Excellence Smart Toolbox (BEST) with E.ON
Mitie won this category for their collaboration with client E.ON, to create a comprehensive set of resources designed to foster team engagement, facilitate the exchange of best practices, bolster employee growth, and secure the retention of their highly skilled workforce. The initiative has been so successful in inspiring and empowering colleagues it has since been implemented across other Mitie accounts.
Bouygues Energies and Services
Winner: Positive Climate Actions: Large Organisation (>250 employees) 2023
Together Further for Climate: Carbon Reduction Plan Initiative
With their own ambitious net zero plans, Bouygues were tasked to develop carbon reduction plans with their healthcare sites. Working with NHS Trusts, they held training sessions, biodiversity projects, switching to electric vehicles where possible and in particular e-cargo bikes. They have also implemented AI to help reduce food waste as well as many other carbon reducing activities resulting in notable impacts at various sites.
Look out for more examples of good practice in our Annual Summary Report which we will publish later this year.
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