ENGIE retains Platinum status for sustainability
ENGIE has retained its Platinum status in the Sustainable FM Index (SFMI), the only sustainability benchmark for the UK FM sector. ENGIE is one of just four companies in the FM sector to have achieved Platinum status.
Run by Acclaro Advisory, the SFMI considers a wide range of criteria, across environmental, social and governance areas, in assessing the overall sustainability performance of FM service providers. Crucially, it also enables FM providers to embed sustainability in the management and operation of their contracts, thereby meeting the growing demand from FM clients to see sustainability integrated into the service delivery.
Commenting on the unique challenges posed by the pandemic, Acclaro Advisory director Sunil Shah noted that the year had been transformative for FM. “Existing contracts had to be torn up, but this allowed FM to demonstrate its responsiveness and flexibility and gain customer’s trust. The sector has led the implementation of constantly changing government guidelines, managed empty buildings, developed the procedures keeping people safe in critical sites, kept businesses and public services operating through lockdown, and is now playing a pivotal role in designing post-pandemic workplaces.”
Jamie Quinn, ENGIE UK Director Responsible Business & SHEQ, commented: “This year-on-year affirmation of ENGIE’s commitment to sustainability is the result of a comprehensive range of actions we have taken in recent years. These include ensuring that we have the right skills, behaviours and capabilities in place, underpinned by high levels of accountability and transparency.”
The full SFMI 2020 report is available as a free download