How we are tackling the problem?
The SFMI have invited BAM FM, the five industry bodies and key FM providers, to provide insight and to review the developing standards. Collaboration and industry acceptance of the approach is critical to ensure that the standard is adopted widely. The release of the initial report will serve to upskill the sector and give FM providers and their clients the expectations of the boundaries that their emissions portfolio should include. Then, in early 2022, this report will be expanded to provide detailed guidance for the sector to deliver the approach and start their journey on the maturity curve.
What this means for the industry and getting involved
Net Zero carbon has become a business imperative driven by the global impacts that we are seeing, by clients on net zero journey’s, regulation, investors and by employees. Only a few companies within the FM industry have begun to capitalise on Net Zero as an opportunity to deliver greater value to clients. But to truly provide solutions to reach net zero, the industry must understand its impacts.
Measuring the full range of Scope 3 categories is critical, as it will help the FM sector better understand the carbon emissions generated by its services. Knowledge that can then be used to influence procurement and operational decisions.
The industry is encouraged to provide feedback on the initial report, and will have the opportunity to do so, which will inform the full report in early 2022. Registration for the event is open and available here. The report will be published on the Acclaro website here