This Award recognises the way that excellent facilities management contributes to the fabric of society. The judges will be seeking evidence of benefit to individuals, groups or communities as an outcome from an FM initiative.
Eligible entries are those where a sustained impact on society has been created, evolved and delivered during the last five years. Submissions may be made by an in-house facilities team, external service provider or by a collaboration.
Typical outcomes might improve the quality of life of individuals in need, resolve a problem for a community, or address broader society issues like crime, health or poverty.
> Submissions should be made in a formal paper providing details of the specific initiative, societal impact, its origins and outcomes detailing the parties involved, scope and objectives, baseline information, timeline and results, together with anticipated future developments.
> The judges will be seeking evidence of the success of the initiative and its impact upon society, verifying that excellent FM practice and performance has influenced the outcome.
>Entries must be supported by all parties to the initiative, and the evaluation process may include appropriate reference taking. Third party comment is welcomed.
Excellent facilities initiatives can make a real difference to individuals, communities and to society at large in many ways. Issues addressed by award entries to this category could be as diverse as accessibility, diversity, employment, equality, homelessness, literacy, personal well-being or safety.
The following must be demonstrated in the submission:
> Concept – the creation, evolution and sustainability of the initiative.
> Benefit – evidence of immediate impact on society with appropriate case studies showing quantified gains.
> Outcomes – long term benefits achieved and forecast showing a positive impact upon individuals, communities or society at large.
> FM Excellence – a description of how the initiative demonstrates excellence in facilities management practice and contributes to the advancement of the profession.
The written submission for this category is worth 25% of the overall score. The presentation round is worth 75%.