Sustainability Working Group

The sector is unique in construction in so far as buildings will typically have over 30 fit-outs in their lifetime.  Each re-fit fundamentally impacts sustainability both in relation to the embodied carbon and the operational performance of that building.  The FIS Sustainability Leadership Group is focussed on helping members develop sustainable businesses and deliver sustainable projects and buildings.

What is the FIS Sustainability Working Group?

The FIS Sustainability Working Group was formed to support FIS committment to taking a pro-active lead, not just in supporting the UK ambition to net zero carbon by 2050, but delivering profound transformation within our supply chain on all aspects of ethical and environmental sustainability.

This group is open to experts from within the FIS community and invited guests.  Our work on sustainability is focussed on five key areas:

  • Influencing design and procurement
  • Increasing understanding and expertise on all aspects of sustainability
  • Setting targets and supporting standardisation of data collection
  • Creating an open network to share best practice, collate and create supporting resources
  • Highlighting individuals and approaches that help inspire and inform change

In September 2021 FIS decided to invest in a part time Sustainability Champion, Flavie Lowres to support an organisational approach and individual member journeys.  Flavie is the staff lead for the Sustainability Working Group. 

 

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the group will be held on December 9th at 3pm – it will be a virtual meeting.  Meetings are open to nominated members of the FIS Working Group and invited guests (prior confirmation of attendance is essential).  If you are interested in getting involved, email flavielowres@thefis.org 

We have to start thinking differently, rather than thinking of buildings or interiors as the end product, we have to think about every building as a kind of DIY store for the next project and the next project and the next project. We are keen to work with members of the FIS through this database and wider initiatives to help realise our values and support transformation of the supply chain as a whole.

Adam Strudwick

Principal, Corporate Interiors, Perkins & Will

Latest FIS Sustainability Action Plan

The FIS Sustainability Action Plan gives members insight into the work that is being developed through the FIS Sustainability Working Group, it is available to members and we welcome input, support or comment on the plan. Summary FIS Sustainability Action Plan

Key Resources – The FIS Sustainability Hub

To visit the FIS Sustainability Hub.  The toolkit is designed to help FIS members to take a pro-active lead in supporting the UK ambition and meeting legal requirements linked to UK Net Zero carbon commitments, it combines vital updates, helpful introductions, useful links and template resources click here to access The FIS Sustainability Hub

To find out about getting involved in the FIS Sustainability Work

If you are a member of the FIS already and want to get involved in this group simply contact Flavie Lowres on flavielowres@thefis.org or call 0121 707 0077.  If you want to find out more about joining the FIS – click here