This award recognises exceptional benefit to society created and delivered by a facilities management team through excellent FM practice or as part of a social responsibility initiative. The judges will be seeking evidence of the positive impact made on the social fabric of a community or the well-being of individuals or families.

This impact should relate to the design of a service, the adoption of a policy, the implementation of a project, or some other initiative designed to benefit society. It should benefit the well-being of individuals, the economic health of communities, the quality of the local environment, or be assisting in the alleviation of a specific social problem.

from the Lead Judge, Julie Kortens 

This is a really important category because we know that great FM makes a big difference to the people it touches, but the FM sector doesn’t get enough credit for the benefit we bring to society and the economy.

My judging team will be seeking demonstrable evidence of exceptional benefit to society created and delivered by an FM team over a sustained period. The winner of this award will be celebrated as the leading exemplar of the exceptional work that dedicated FM teams are doing up and down the country.

Who should enter? 

Submissions may be made by an in-house facilities team, by a facilities service provider, or by a collaboration between a number of such parties. Eligible entries are those where a sustained impact on society has been created, evolved and delivered during the last five years. Please ensure that entries include quantified evidence of positive change over that period.

Application Questions

  1. Please write an executive summary of your entry.
  2. Please explain the background to the development of this Impact on Society initiative explaining who was involved, how and why it happened and what objectives were set. (Question is worth 20% of the overall score)
  3. Please provide details of the Impact on Society initiative itself, how it works and who benefits, giving actual examples of the initiative in practice. (Question is worth 20% of the overall score)
  4. Please demonstrate quantifiable evidence of the positive impact this initiative has had on society. Charts and diagrams may be included in the upload. (Question is worth 20% of the overall score)
  5. Please explain how the societal impact of the initiative is being sustained for future benefit and estimate future quantified gains. (Question is worth 20% of the overall score)
  6. What can the facilities management sector at large learn from this Impact on Society initiative and how does it contribute to the advancement of the profession? (Question is worth 20% of the overall score)

The written submission for this category is worth 25% of the overall score. The presentation round is worth 75%.

The presentation date for this category is 27th June, please hold this date. Presentations will take place in Central London.

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