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Key achievements during 2018

The FMA works closely with government and regulatory bodies to advocate on our members' behalf. We work to create a positive culture with high standards of practice, and to raise the profile of this vital industry among the business and wider community.

With the support of our members, we have achieved many significant outcomes during 2018. Here are a few highlights...

Our Indigenous Engagement Strategy was
launched at Ideaction in Cairns. 
  • ISO 41001: Following six years of involvement by the FMA, Australia adopted the first international standard for facilities management (FM) in September 2018. Organisations will soon be able to be accredited to ISO 41001 – a landmark event that will place the industry on the global stage.
     
  • Indigenous Engagement Strategy: Launched in May 2018, this strategy sets out how the Association plans to address the systemic disadvantage of Indigenous Australians, by creating pathways to education and employment within the FM industry.
     
  • FM Industry Census: By gauging the perceptions and demographics of FM professionals throughout Australia, this report creates a snapshot of the industry, and helps identify challenges and opportunities for strategic development.
     
  • Good Practice Guide on Waste Management: Featuring detailed, objective and independent advice, this guide provides tools to help facility managers develop and implement waste mitigation measures, and evaluate the costs and benefits of these initiatives.
    Joseph Dumbrell wins Young Achiever of the Year
    at the 2018 FM Industry Awards.
  • FM Industry Awards for Excellence: The Awards turn a spotlight an industry that works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to ensure the safety, security and sustainability of our built environment. This year’s event attracted more than 575 attendees, who came together to celebrate excellence in FM. 
     
  • Industry representation: During 2018, the FMA placed 20 new members on committees involved in government policy, industry standards, and qualification development. In addition to raising awareness of FM, this process ensures the industry is represented at a decision-making level.
     
  • Support for The Kids' Cancer Project: Corporate social responsibility is an important aspect of the Association's work. Throughout 2018, FMA events have helped raise money for our charity partner, The Kids' Cancer Project, which aims to find cures and improve treatments for children with cancer.

 

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I'm proud to be a member of such a great industry association. Thank you to Nic Burt and the National Office, Kris Greenwood and the Board members, committee and portfolio group members and everyone who has contributed to the continuing success of the FMA in 2018.