Atlas FM, a leading UK facilities management company, is using FuturePlus to help change its approach to sustainability and social impact. Over the next few years, Atlas will use FuturePlus to manage, measure and better its social and environmental impact, rolling out best practices and more sustainable products, equipment and processes over 6,000 of its UK sites, supporting around 10,000 of its employees. The company’s ambition is to positively impact the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), focusing on how its business activities can benefit both communities and the planet.
Atlas is the UK’s fastest-growing, privately-owned facilities management company responsible for keeping corporate headquarters, sporting venues, industrial and manufacturing sites, schools, universities, hotels and retail spaces clean, safe, secure, ventilated and heated. Through FuturePlus, and in a move to positively contribute to the built environment sector, Atlas can now implement, track and measure the sustainability of its entire operations whilst ensuring that every part of its organisation is supported on the road to becoming more responsible. From its staff to suppliers, Atlas is using FuturePlus to bring everybody on the same page and move forward with purpose.
David Tarbuck, Atlas Group Marketing and Communications Director, said:
“We are committed to playing our part in making the planet a better place, just as we want to make buildings better places to be for our customers. We sit in a sector that has high demands on our planet’s resources and historically we know we have contributed to climate change. Therefore, we want to be proactive in addressing the UN SDGs and that’s why we are changing our approach to ESG.
FuturePlus has helped us develop a strategy with clear actions on how to implement sustainability across the entire business and the communities we are in. We now understand where we are today versus the UN SDGs, and where we want to get to in the next 24 months. Specific things we are looking to manage and improve include transforming our recycling culture, reducing cleaning products that may harm aquamarine life, and implementing more energy-efficient HVAC plans (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). FuturePlus has given us the confidence to communicate about ESG to our employees and suppliers on the measures we are taking to collectively improve our social and environmental impact. Importantly, we are also engaging with our clients to see how we can partner with them to make a bigger impact, with collaboration at the very centre of our approach.”