Corps Security celebrated World Facility Management (FM) Day, which is recognised as the Wednesday of the second full week of May every year, by emphasizing “Making a real difference” theme of the day in 2023.
This year’s theme “Making a real difference” marks an appreciation for the facilities manager’s unique role in the safety and development of workplace strategies for all those who depend on the built environment.
It’s also a nod to the hard work and dedication of facilities management teams in enabling everybody to emerge from the pandemic.
A spokesperson from Corps Security stated: “FM keeps our world going day to day, it underpins the operations of millions of businesses globally and supports a greater number of people every year.
“As part of an industry with such far reaching impact, making a real difference has become a responsibility for all players in FM.
“Corps Security takes this responsibility seriously, going beyond keeping people and assets safe – we’re all about making a real difference at a national and local level.”
In this context, Corps Security shared its history: “In 1859, the Corps of Commissionaires was founded to provide gainful employment to the servicemen returning from the Crimean War. Since then, our social mission has been the backbone of our business and has seen Corps elevated thanks to our commitment to supporting UK veterans and reinvesting our profits to invest in our people.”
A spokesperson from Corps Security listed key points of how the company makes a real difference in various fields.
“As a certified Social Enterprise, Corps is proudly one of the UK’s most ethical security firms. Corps Security fully endorses the Real Living Wage and our engagement with the Living Wage Foundation is fundamental to our organisation, with our CEO, Mike Bullock, taking an active role,” Corps Security stated.
“We continue to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion in our recruitment process while providing support for our diverse workforce through our award-winning Corps Together initiative which provides wellbeing resources and help for our colleagues.”
Corps Security stated they also make a real difference by supporting the underrepresented veterans community and the less fortunate: “Earlier this year, a team from Corps took on the Tour de Corps cycle challenge to raise funds for our charity partner, Combat Stress – the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.
“The team covered over 1200km from Glasgow to London and raised over £10,000 for Combat Stress.”
Corps Security stated that their mental health initiative is aimed at making a difference by bringing together security and FM leaders and professionals alongside the Security Minds Matter team and Combat Stress to help influence real change in the industry.
“Historically, the security industry has battled an invisible enemy, affecting our colleagues in the form of poor mental health. Research shows that up to 40% of security officers display symptoms of PTSD while it’s estimated that security officers are the third highest industry impacted by suicide,” Corps Security stated.
“While many initiatives exist to address mental health in the security industry, we believe that by coming together to overcome the stigma around mental health, we can make a real difference.”
The mental health event, organised by Corps Security, will be held on 18 May with the participation of the Lead Research Occupational Therapist from Combat Stress, and leading figures from Security Minds Matter.
(Source: Corps Security)