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WINNERS OF GLOBAL FM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020 ANNOUNCED

WINNERS OF GLOBAL FM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2020 ANNOUNCED

Global FM, the federation of facilities management organisations, has announced the winners of the Global FM Awards of Excellence 2020.

The awards celebrate organisations for their commitment and success in promoting and enhancing FM practice.

Four awards were given out this year following what Global FM describe as ‘a substantial deliberation’ from the judging panel. 

The Platinum Award of Excellence went to Citi for its Environmental Sustainability project, whilst GSH Group scooped the Gold Award in recognition of the company’s innovative project to transform biomass-waste into burnable fuel which is actively used in the manufacturing process. 

GSH worked with Kaleesuwari from 2015 managing its refineries in India to produce steam used in the extraction of oils from nuts, seeds and other raw materials for sale into the food, personal and household markets in the country.

In November 2017 they started to mix biomass, including sawdust, wood charcoal powder and turmeric with coal as a fuel for the fluidised-bed combustion boilers in two power refineries in Palani and Chennai. This increased to 60% and 20% biomass respectively, with GSH achieving a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions together with a 15% reduction in the cost of steam. 

Biomass ash content is low compared to coal, making for easy and more environmentally-friendly disposal. And the products, which are sustainably sourced from close to the refineries, are safer to store. The results were so positive that the business switched over completely to biomass increasing the range of biomass products it used to include chilli powder.    

The Silver Award of Excellence and the Highly Commended Award of Excellence went to Imdaad and Blue IoT respectively.

Duncan Waddell, Chairman of Global FM, summed up this year’s applicants. “Global FM would like to thank all nominees for the time and effort in their respective applications. The quality and demonstration of benefits and output is testament to how the delivery of FM services continues to positively impact many sectors around the world.”

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards were published on the Global FM website, replacing the face-to-face celebrations of previous years. 

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