Industry celebrates World FM Day 2020

The theme for this year's World FM Day is 'Celebrating Our Environment'.

The theme of this year’s World FM Day 2020 is Celebrating our Environment, which focuses on the important role facilities managers play in promoting practices that support sustainability.

An initiative of Global FM, World FM Day is a chance to highlight the vital work that the industry contributes to business and society.

The FM industry is a key driver of practices that support sustainability and resilience across the built environment.

The day aims to raise the profile of the FM profession by drawing attention to their impact on the health, safety, productivity and well-being of everyone who utilises the built environment.

This year World FM Day is celebrated on 13 May 2020.

“Facilities managers lead the way in the built environment in climate change initiatives, sustainability and the management of water, waste and energy,” said Gillian Wess, CEO of FMANZ, the association representing facilities management professionals in Aotearoa.

“As we celebrate World FM Day with our global partners, we also recognise how facilities managers are providing essential professional services to enable the health and safety of our work and public places in order to regenerate economies and livelihoods as we move out of lockdown and towards a new normal.”

“We recognise that FM professionals have a significant role to play with the environment, that we continually seek to minimise impact,” said Duncan Waddell, chairman of Global FM.

“Facilities managers create, operate and maintain environments where people work, rest and play in all parts of their lives across the world; as a profession, we want to demonstrate our achievements in the areas of environmental practice where we work in harmony and balance with our world.

“This is a significant FM responsibility and something that facilities managers can be proud of in their day-to-day roles,” said Waddell.

Facilities management is a US$1.15 trillion global industry, with 65,000 professional and industry participants worldwide.

“World FM Day celebrates the significant contribution that FM makes to the global economy.”

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