ABM Reports on Corporate Sustainability Initiatives; Improves GRI Rating
Company Publishes Most Recent Corporate Sustainability Report
NEW YORK -- June 20, 2012
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 and readers may provide comments, questions or
concerns at email@example.com.
“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 clients.”
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 beyond.”
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.
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