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Fairplace Award seeks early adopters

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New accreditation celebrates ethical workplaces
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    Fairplace award

The fairplace award is a new accreditation that celebrates workplaces that are managed with people, community and the planet in mind. Following two years of development work with leaders from the property, academic and not-for-profit sectors, award managers the Ethical Property Foundation are recruiting businesses to participate in a pilot phase. The scheme is open to any commercial landlord, tenant or owner occupier who has responsibility for managing a workplace. We would like to invite Better Bankside businesses to become involved.

The pilot will culminate in a high profile launch of the fairplace award showcasing pilot participants who have met the award criteria. These range from paying the Living Wage to all staff, to making space in the workplace available for community use, to reducing carbon impacts. The emphasis is on making the best of the building you have, and on demonstrating on-going improvement. The accreditation recognises that creating a fair workplace is a long term commitment. Perfection is not expected from the outset. The emphasis is on managing a workplace to maximise the positive contribution it makes to the lives of those who work there and live in the surrounding community.

Benefits to workplaces participating in the pilot include:

  • PR opportunities - the stories of the first awardees will be central to the launch of the fairplace awards, and in on-going media work
  • recognition and celebration of the positive impact your property and facilities management has on the lives of workers and the local community
  • independently recognised contribution of people- and planet-friendly workplace management to CSR objectives
  • learning from fellow pilot participants

Household names from the business, higher education and charity worlds are engaged in the pilot. The Foundation is seeking to recruit additional businesses to the pilot, particularly medium-sized and large businesses that have decision-making powers over their facilities management functions.

For more information please contact Jo Taylor at jo.taylor [at] ethicalproperty.org.uk or 020 7065 0760

Mar 26 2013