On a glorious sunny day in Edgbaston, some of the leading services and maintenance providers in the UK gathered at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, to discover our range of solutions for reducing costs and increasing profitability. By the end, every single one of them agreed it had been a useful half day in Birmingham:
“This was an excellent and professional delivered showcase that highlighted the different aspects of Causeway’s portfolio of software solutions.”
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We are delighted to announce that we have launched our range of software for support services across the Middle East, hopefully demonstrating our continued commitment to integrating building design, construction and ongoing building/asset management.
“Facilities management is becoming increasingly sophisticated in the Middle East, and making a more significant contribution to corporate performance. The Causeway product range provides the tools to work smarter and more productively and maximise use of resources – from the in-house FM/estate management role through to providers of single or multiple support services.” – James Atkinson, Causeway Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing
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Across the UAE, businesses are being urged to improve their green credentials and involve them in their CSR policies.
Amongst the organisations taking part in the June’s CSR Summit is the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which will demonstrate how it is “locking CSR into its core business”.
“We have been working hard to improve the environmental performance of our head office since 1998. Originally, we were focused on water and energy efficiency but in 2007 we began focusing on waste management and recycling, and in 2008 we decided to extend our efforts to include green transport and purchasing.” Continue reading
The Energy Institute is calling on all public and private sector organisations to take a more responsible and strategic approach towards energy efficiency in the workplace. The Institute’s Knowledge Manager Gareth Parkes, in an article published on i-fm.net, also cites the new international standard ISO 5001 as a way of establishing the necessary systems and processes. Continue reading
The results of a research project at the University of Leeds indicate that many of the organisations making bold claims about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) achievements are using incorrect and irrelevant data.
The research, carried out by the University’s Sustainability Research Institute, analysed over 4,000 CSR reports and found unsubstantiated claims, gaps in data and inaccurate figures. This was particularly noticeable in sustainability reporting – one company stated that its carbon emissions were equivalent to four times the total carbon emissions of the planet! Continue reading
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Figures just released by BSRIA indicate that many M&E maintenance contractors are disappointing their customers, rather than delighting them. These results come from the latest BSRIA M&E Maintenance Contractor Customer Satisfaction survey, which looks at a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The KPIs with particularly low satisfaction scores were communication and innovation, though other key areas such as Planned Preventative Maintenance, site management and relationships also failed to impress.
I would hazard a guess that the companies performing least well in these areas are those that are also failing to take advantage of the technologies that would improve their customer service. Continue reading
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A survey carried out by the Carbon Trust shows that there will be considerably more pressure on suppliers to multi-national companies to maintain accurate records of their carbon performance. Those that don’t may find themselves losing out on bigger contracts.
The survey showed that 58% of multi-national companies will be prepared to pay a premium to low carbon suppliers, because of the positive impact it has on their own carbon footprint. It also indicated that 29% of suppliers could lose coveted positions in ‘green supply chains’ if they fail to maintain adequate records on carbon performance. Continue reading
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We are pleased to be exhibiting our range of products for entire FM community, at Stand E73 of Total Workplace Management (TWM), the FM and Estates Event, from 11-12 October 2011. Continue reading
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Tagged Building Operators, Building Owners, Causeway Telematics, Causeway Vixen, construction software, construction software uk, Estates Managers, Facilities Management, facilities management software uk, Facilities Managers, FM Facts, Management Contractors, Sustainability iQ, sustainability software uk, Tradex, Vehicle Tracking
In his address to the Conservative party conference, Chancellor George Osborne expressed a desire to protect businesses from financial pressures, such as the rising price of energy. He also commented that the UK should not be expected to reduce its carbon emissions any faster, or slower, than the rest of Europe.
This means high energy users will still have to participate in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES) and be taxed on their carbon emissions, as well as finding the funds to pay for more expensive energy. Consequently, it now makes even more commercial sense to take control of energy consumption. Continue reading
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We are delighted to announce that our September client days in London and Manchester were huge successes! They were the ideal chance for customers using our mobile, vehicle tracking and facilities management solutions to meet our team, network with our other customers and get involved in workshops, to learn how to unlock the full functionality of their solutions.
“The day was excellently presented. Great to understand the Causeway family and all the different elements of the company. Fully enjoyed the day, met all my expectations. Great to meet all the Causeway people and find out more about the products.” – Ken Rose of Sage (UK) Ltd.
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