ABM is committed to being a responsible organisation. It's time to make a difference to the society we live and work in. The launch of ABM United Kingdom Limited's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in September 2007 was the formalisation of this long-standing desire among the board and staff of ABM United Kingdom Limited to formalise our efforts towards improving the way we operate.
Although ABM United Kingdom Limited has had a long-standing concern for environmental and employee welfare issues, formal measurement of key areas has previously fallen short. This year we have spent considerable time in consultation with external agencies, including the Carbon Trust and Business in the Community, to identify KPIs and measurement techniques, allowing us to benchmark performance for future comparison. This year is just the start. We aim to carefully consider CSR issues in all future strategic decisions and to drastically improve our CSR performance over the forthcoming year. We want to engage more with our supply chain and customers in tackling environmental issues and set an example to the IT industry as a whole.