Celebrating World Facilities Management Day

Celebrating World Facilities Management Day

by Gary Herald, Senior Vice President Sodexo Facilities Management Solution
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:15am

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Today we celebrate World Facilities Management Day (World FM Day), dedicated to acknowledging and applauding the men and women across the globe who undertake the challenging responsibility of maintaining the safety, efficiency and usability of our workspaces. Not every profession has a day dedicated to the importance of their work – but since 2008 we’ve paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the built environment: Facilities Management Professionals. Facility management is a critical component in caring for the assets and infrastructure of a business, but it’s also critical for employee quality of life, performance and engagement.

This year’s theme is Building Resilience for the Future. According to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) the focus is on the important role facilities management plays in keeping business operational through risk mitigation, continuity plans, sustainability and energy management. Ultimately, the intent is to underscore the facility manager’s ability to adapt and respond to shifts in business, politics, energy consumption, extreme weather and challenging economic conditions – keeping business operations running in all situations. According to Global FM, World FM Day will highlight aspects of facility management such as:

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