In The News | 27th January 2023 | Latest Facilities Management News

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Having launched new elements within the FM Business Daily media brand throughout last year, 2023 is continuing in the same vein. Proof of this can be seen in the staging of the first roundtable discussion, which took place at the KI Europe showroom and office in New Fetter Lane, London.


Attended by a broad range of both large- and medium-size FM service providers, industry consultants and client-side FMs, the event discussed the numerous issues within the net zero carbon emissions journey.

A full report on the first roundtable will be included in the February issue of FM Director magazine and additionally included within the daily newsletters, website, and the FM Business Daily LinkedIn page.

A new report detailing a series of key ESG pledge successes has been published by Pinnacle Group, highlighting the company’s progress across the four key pillars of its ESG Framework.

The company’s 2022 ESG impact report – titled Transforming Communities, Changing Lives – covers its achievements in a range of areas, including sustainability, community impact, nurturing its team and being a responsible business.

Leading successes were found in the company’s Protect our Planet pillar, where there was a 12% year-on-year reduction in tonnes of carbon emitted per employee, and a 583% increase in the number of electric vehicles in its fleet.

Bidvest Noonan has announced that it has become a supporting member of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), the highest level of membership the society offers.

This move demonstrates Bidvest Noonan’s commitment to providing the highest standards of support to the sector.

Jeff Flanagan, CEO of Bidvest Noonan in Great Britain, said, “We have developed deep expertise in the food sector and support a growing portfolio of iconic food sector brands. Today as a supporting member of SOFHT, we are uniquely positioned to help customers deliver the highest quality food products to consumers and meet the most stringent of audits.”

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has launched the latest Lighting Guide 07 (LG7): Offices. There have been considerable developments since the previous edition, published in 2015.

The new guide considers hybrid working, addressing uncertainty around how office space will be used in the future. With increased hybrid working and the use of portable devices, people are spending less time at their desks and in the office. This revision of Lighting Guide 7 now includes home office lighting advice.

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