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IFMA announces sustainable exhibitors programme winners for 2013 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo
Following the 2013 Facility Fusion Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, California, USA, the International Facility Management Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Facility Fusion Sustainable Exhibitors Program, Facility Engineering Associates. This innovative, voluntary programe is designed to encourage and highlight environmentally conscious exhibition practices.
"This is an opportunity for IFMA to recognise the environmentally responsible initiatives and achievements of our members and strategic partners," said Marina Badoian-Kriticos, the sustainability director at IFMA. "Each of the exhibitors that participated in the programme has made conscious efforts toward sustainability and corporate social responsibility from the products and services offered to the composition of their trade show booth. IFMA is committed to sustainability and this program helps us identify ways we can work with our exhibitors in the future to improve the overall sustainability of our trade show events."
Exhibitors participating in IFMA's Facility Fusion Conference and Expo were invited to complete and submit the IFMA Exhibitor Sustainability Scorecard which was developed in partnership with and scored by the Leonardo Academy, a third-party non-profit organization that specialises in sustainability solutions. These submissions were evaluated on six categories:
The exhibiting company's/organisation's sustainability policies:
- Exhibit materials
- Travel, packing, shipping and freight
- Printed materials and giveaways
- Recycling and reuse of exhibit materials
- Sustainable products and services
Top five exhibitors (score indicates level of achievement):
Facility Engineering Associates - Platinum
McMurray Stern - Gold
Excel Dryer - Gold
PRIDE Industries - Gold
Ambius - Gold
Facility Engineering Associates is a national engineering and facility management consulting firm which has provided engineering and facilities management services in 15 different countries.
"As leaders in sustainable facility management we practice what we preach," said Maureen Roskoski, FEA corporate sustainability officer. "Shining the light on ourselves allows us to understand the challenges of our clients. FEA demonstrates its commitment to sustainability through corporate policies, everyday practices and creation of client sustainable solutions."
IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognised international association for facilities management professionals, supporting more than 23,000 members in 85 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facilities management, conducts research, provides educational programmes and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facilities management conference and exposition.
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18th April 2013