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  • Lee Calver
  • 9 June 2015
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World FM Day 2015 – celebrate in style!

World FM Day 2015 takes place today under the theme ‘Building Resilience for the Future’. 10 June marks the seventh annual World FM Day - a day of worldwide celebration of facilities management; where FM professionals, teams, companies and representative bodies take part and highlight the important role of FM.

Commenting, Chairman of Global FM (founders of World FM Day), Duncan Waddell, said:

“Around the world we face a variety of challenges whether that’s political upheaval, energy crises, extreme weather or challenging economic conditions – and it is great facilities management that can help us get through these challenging situations and mitigate the risk to businesses and the general public.”

Speaking on this year’s theme, he added:

“This year’s theme will help to reinforce and remind the business community, Governments and the general public that FM professionals play a key role in building resilience and achieve this in a number of ways. We plan to demonstrate this through a series of events which will take place in our member countries.”

Under the ‘Building Resilience for the Future’ theme, World FM Day events will cover aspects such as:

  • Risk and Business Continuity: FM is a key component to building resilience in business both in prevention and in the continuity plans to keep operations running or getting them back up swiftly.
  • Sustainability: with the challenges and targets surrounding climate change, how we manage our buildings and FM infrastructure.
  • Energy Management: with projected energy cuts in many countries and fluctuating energy prices, the way in which we manage our energy consumption is swiftly rising up the agenda for businesses, governments and society.

Events celebrating World FM Day will take place over the week of the 8-12 June. Updates of these activities will be published on Twitter @WorldFMDay #WorldFMDay via the Global FM website and the World FM Day page on Facebook.