Facilities Management - overview

Our goal is to help the FM sector make more efficient use of resources and reduce waste - helping companies to cut costs, and build a reputation for corporate responsibility.  

We are currently engaging the FM sector to:

  • identify and quantify the potential for cost and waste savings;
  • run pilots to improve resource efficiency through optimised procurement of goods and services consumed in and by the sector, as well optimising the management of assets both within and across FM contracts; 
  • share good practice to improve resource efficiency across whole sector; and
  • pilot alternative business models to reduce exposure to supply instability and price volatility.

A key part of this work is to develop:

  • standards for the resource-efficient procurement of FM services that can be used by both the public and private sector and could be adopted by FM contractors as service standards;
  • model wording for clauses that promote resource efficiency for each stage of the procurement process; 
  • practical guidance on implementation, such as templates for minimising and managing waste; and
  • robust cost-benefit evidence for resource efficient service provision.