Facility Management Association calls for global unification

Accra, May 10, GNA –
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has urged stakeholders
within the facility management industry to form a unified global community to
ensure the adherence of standards.

A statement signed
by Mr Sampson Opare-Agyemang, the President of IFMA, said the Association had
pursued the development of standards in line with the International Standards
Organisation (ISO) recommendations for productive global partnerships.

It said since 2012,
IFMA had served as administrator on behalf of the American National Standards
Institute and the United States Technical Advisory Group, playing a vital role
in the development of global facility management standards.

“ISO, an
independent, non-governmental organisation and developer of international
voluntary consensus standards, published two standards in April 2017, that is, ISO
41011:2017, facility management vocabulary, and ISO 41012:2017, Facility
management – guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements,”
it noted.

The statement said
the organisation would engage the Ghana Standards Authority, the Legislature
and other stakeholders in the country on how those global standards could be
applied in the industry.

It, therefore, urged
members to recognise the vital role they played in contributing to businesses
worldwide.

The statement said
the IFMA would observe the World Facility Management Day, a day of celebration
to bring the behind-the-scenes heroes of the built environment into the limelight.

It is scheduled for
May 15 and would be held on the theme; “Empowering the Facility Manager through
Training to Enable Positive Experiences”.

The Day would
recognise the professionals who had diligently worked to ensure the global
built environment is effective, productive, sustainable, safe and healthy.

GNA

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