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Greg Davies

Greg Davies
Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting
26th August 2016

The document highlights the evolution in the health and wellbeing agenda and the changes that have occurred in the perceptions of our workplace and work environment over not just absenteeism, air quality and occupancy comfort for example, but flexibility and presenteeism.

As found in last year’s BIFM Sustainability in FM survey (2015), the social aspects of sustainability (e.g. living wage, wellbeing, talent attraction/retention and management) were matching the environmental in their relevance and impact on organisations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are also targeting wellbeing as a main theme in its “Helping Great Britain Work Well” strategy. There is a clear trend developing here. With the BIFM 2016 Sustainability in FM survey released on the 7th September 2016, it will be interesting to see how this further develops.

Indoor environment quality (air, water and comfort together with delivery system condition) is a fundamental aspect of an individual’s perception of wellbeing in their workplace as well as a recognised influence on productivity, how are you currently gathering performance data on yours?

The BCO Briefing note is free to access for their members via their website and tickets were still available for the 2016 Sustainability in FM survey report launch at the time of writing - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lift-off-for-bifms-10th-sustainability-survey-tickets-26541755104