EMCOR UK, the First FM Company to Earn BS 8903, has been Assessed to “Expert” Status for Competence in all Key Areas

EMCOR UK, the first Facilities Management (FM) provider to achieve BS 8903 (in 2013), widely recognised as the standard for sustainable procurement, has been re-assessed to “Expert” status, after undergoing a re-evaluation in three major areas and “demonstrating competence in all areas”.

“Expert” status has been designated by Action Sustainability (the organisation that was the technical authors of BS 8903) as the third of four tiers: Improver, Competent, Expert and Leader. There are no FM companies that have yet achieved “Leader” status.

Being assessed to “Expert” status and “demonstrating competence in all areas” required a thorough assessment of EMCOR UK’s knowledge in three key areas, summarised below:

  • Fundamentals: organisational policy and strategy; procurement policy and strategy
  • Enablers: leadership and governance; risk; engagement; measurement; people
  • Procurement processes: identify business need; define sourcing strategy; identify suppliers and tenders; evaluate and award; implement; management performance and relationship; review and learn.

Mark Turner, Senior Consultant, Action Sustainability, commented:

“It is with great pleasure that Action Sustainability has assessed EMCOR UK to BS 8903 ‘Expert’ status, for actively changing the way it does business. By delivering a root and branch response and addressing the full range of existing and emerging sustainability challenges, EMCOR UK has demonstrated the ability to positively impact its customers, business, and the environment.”

Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, stated:

“EMCOR UK is engaged in working relationships with some of the UK’s leading organisations across a wide variety of sectors and, as such, the services we provide and the products and services we procure touch millions of people every day. Sustainability in procurement is becoming increasingly important for our customers and a greater factor in the tender process for new contracts. EMCOR UK looks forward to continuing being an early adopter of key standards in sustainable procurement, with the forthcoming ISO standard being the next EMCOR UK looks forward to leading, on behalf of the FM industry and for the advantage of its customers.”

EMCOR UK provides facilities management and specialist support services for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. For further information on EMCOR UK, please visit www.emcoruk.com or telephone 0845 600 2300.


With over 100 years’ experience in the UK market, EMCOR UK provides facilities management and sustainable business solutions for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6B, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 29,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.

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