At the ‘Successful Partnership in FM’ conference, held at Wembley Stadium, London, 23rd April 2010, EMCOR Group (UK) plc will be presenting ‘A Practical Example of PAS 11000 in FM’ at the Conference.
EMCOR Group (UK), a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, with estimated 2010 revenues of $5.0 billion, employing 25,000 people, last month became one of the first five companies to receive a new BSI certification--PAS 11000--recognising its leading role in partnering and alliance management.
PAS 11000 is the world’s first collaborative relationship standard and provides a multi-stage approach to help organisations work together. The framework enables an organisation of any size and sector to apply good partnering practice and manage valuable business relationships. PAS 11000 is already being adopted by Government departments as the foundation for its collaborative relationships. PAS 11000 arose from an initiative by Partnership Sourcing Ltd (PSL) – itself a joint initiative between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and employer body, the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI). EMCOR UK is a member of PSL’s executive partnering knowledge network.
Presenting ‘A Practical Example of PAS 11000 in FM’ at the Conference will be Jeremy Campbell, Account Director at EMCOR UK. Jeremy Campbell commented: “EMCOR has an industry leading track record in building successful, long-term collaborative relationships. At the conference, our theme will rest around the positive learning experiences of applying the PAS 11000 specification; the barriers we had to overcome, and how we did this; interpreting the PAS, and preparing our business for assessment; the benefits of the PAS to the wider business community, and the excellent relationships we've built up with PSL and BSI.
“We'll also focus on how EMCOR has developed joint collaborative working relationships with our clients, how we developed a shared business plan and value creation strategy and how we've implemented a lean culture in partnership with our client, BAE Systems,” added Mr. Campbell.
Les Pyle, PSL’s CEO, commented: “It’s encouraging to see EMCOR Group (UK) taking a lead in promoting partnering and alliance management – and in submitting its collaborative working practices to independent assessment and certification.
“The PAS 11000 standard will be a single definition of best practice collaborative working and will provide formal recognition for companies which place significant emphasis on partnering,” he continued. “It will also allow businesses to standardise partnering across their organisations, ensuring a consistent approach and establishing processes to ensure that collaborative relationships are effective and optimised. “Collaborative business relationships have been shown to deliver a wide range of benefits, which enhance competitiveness and performance while adding value to organisations of all sizes,” Mr. Pyle added.
PSL’s Director of Operations, David Hawkins, explained: “The publication of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is a step towards the establishment of a full British Standard. The first standard in the world to address collaborative business relationships, PAS 11000 provides a consistent framework, which can be scaled and adapted to meet particular business needs.”
The corporate certification programme, launched in 2009, establishes a measurable independent assessment by BSI that creates an internal benchmark for continuous improvement and people development, together with validated, pan-industry recognition of an organisation’s collaborative profile. BSI is now progressing the evolution to BS 11000, scheduled for publication later this year.
“This reflects the growing focus on the value of collaborative business relationships and another first for UK industry,” said Mr. Pyle.
Some 22 organisations are currently in the process of achieving PAS 11000 certification.
PSL (PSLCBI.com) was established in 1990 as a joint initiative between the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (formerly DTI)) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). PSL is a self-financing not-for-profit organisation. Its role is to help organisations, large and small, in both the public and private sectors, to build and develop effective competitive business relationships based upon a collaborative approach.
PSL provides practical guidance based on a wide portfolio of experience utilising knowledge from extensive relationships within the commercial, Government and academic arenas.
PSL’s unique CRAFT methodology provides a framework for business relationship management developed from the collective experience of the PSL knowledge network. This programme was adopted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) as the foundation of the Collaborative Business Relationship Framework – PAS 11000, published in November 2006 - the world’s first Standard in relationship management.
BSI is the National Standards Body of the UK, with a globally recognised reputation for the production of standards that promote best practice. BSI provides independent third-party certification of management systems and testing services delivering product and service certification and marking.
About EMCOR Group (UK)
With over 100 years experience in the UK market, EMCOR Group (UK) plc provides engineering services, facilities management and sustainable business solutions for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations, through its two businesses --- EMCOR Engineering Services and EMCOR Facilities Services. EMCOR Group (UK) plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2010 revenues of $5.0 billion, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services. A leading provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organisations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 25,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed.” EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found from Paul Barnard, Media Relations tel: +44(0)113 201 8268.