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Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, announced this week that it had achieved conformity to the new international standard ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement – the first facilities management provider to do so. We wrote about the ISO 20400 standard here when we talked to London Universities Purchasing Consortium about the not-for-profit professional buying organisation’s initial assessment against the standard, making it the first to be assessed in the UK public sector and in the education sector globally.

The standard guides organisations to integrate sustainability into their procurement process, as the world looks to a greener and more sustainable future. EMCOR UK has followed the principles of sustainable procurement, including accountability, transparency, respect for human rights and ethical behaviour, highlighting key considerations such as environmental impact and risk management. The facilities management firm is also a founding partner of the FM Supply Chain Sustainability School – an industry wide collaboration determined to raise standards within supply chains. Adopting the standard shows that EMCOR UK, along with its key supply chain partners, prioritises sustainable procurement as integral to its day-to-day operations. Read more here.

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