ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility
solutions, today released its Corporate Sustainability Report for 2011,
becoming one of the first facility services companies in the U.S. to
provide detailed information on its sustainability practices in
consecutive years. The comprehensive report is based on the disclosure
guidelines provided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the
world’s most widely used framework for sustainability reporting, and
serving as the Communication on Progress (COP) and continued support of
the UN Global Compact.
The report, covering fiscal year 2011, details ABM’s commitments and
practices with regard to its corporate social responsibilities, both
inside the Company and at the level of the products and services that
ABM’s subsidiaries provide to clients. ABM’s participation in the GRI
reporting standard reflects the Company’s continued and ongoing
commitment to driving the sustainable development of the economy,
society and the environment. The report can be found on our website here
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“As a responsible corporate citizen, ABM is fully committed to
conducting all of our business activities in a manner so as to ensure a
sustainable future for our employees, stakeholders and the community at
large,” said Henrik Slipsager, president and chief executive officer,
ABM. “I am proud to work alongside nearly 100,000 colleagues that
continue to find new and innovative ways each day to drive
sustainability across multiple markets for a highly diverse set of
The ABM Corporate Sustainability Report for 2011
ABM’s 2011 report outlines each aspect of sustainability within the
Company’s diverse service offerings. ABM submitted the report for third
party assessment to The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE),
and subsequently disclosed additional GRI indicators as compared to
2010. CSE’s evaluation can be found in the last few pages of the report.
Notable highlights in this year’s report include:
ABM’s Green Care™ Program surpassed 310 million square feet of
building space serviced in 2011. The program, which began in 2006, was
servicing 271 LEED Certified buildings as of October 31, 2011.
The acquisition of The Linc Group early in the fiscal 2011 year
significantly expanded ABM’s client offerings and its sustainable
capabilities in its facility solutions and energy segments. Through
ABM Facility Solutions and ABM Energy Services, ABM provides expertise
for clients and business partners to help optimize energy efficiency
for different property types across multiple disciplines.
Further emphasizing a commitment to providing dependable, advanced
energy-related services, ABM began installing and maintaining electric
vehicle charging stations throughout the United States.
How ABM is managing its risks in relation to corporate social
responsibilities, including risks/opportunities for ABM due to
potential climate change regulation.
ABM’s community support of the International and American Red Cross,
along with the Company’s support of both local community high schools
and institutions of higher education.
ABM’s Director of Sustainability, Environmental Services Alan France
said: “As we further integrated sustainability into the organization, it
was important for us to go beyond self-declaration of our GRI level and
have the report externally verified. In addition to validating the
report, ABM has gained further insight on how we can improve in 2012 and
ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions.
Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients
outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service
that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM’s comprehensive
capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions,
commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical,
landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or
integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000
employees deployed throughout the United States and various
international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet
the unique client requirements of multiple industries –- ranging from
healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and
manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry
expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value
for clients’ physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which
operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more
information, visit www.abm.com.