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Global Business Collaboration First for EMCOR UK

EMCOR UK has become one of only six companies in the world - and the first facilities management (FM) service provider, to achieve ISO 44001 International Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships certification.
Julia Freeman-Woolpert: (Photography by Julia Freeman-Woolpert).
(Photography by Julia Freeman-Woolpert).

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK has become one of only six companies in the world - the first facilities management (FM) company - to become certificated to ISO 44001, the international standard for collaborative business relationship management systems. ISO 44001, which replaces BS 11000, provides guidance for identifying, developing, and managing collaborative business relationships within or between organisations.


This achievement is a culmination of a ten year strategic programme during which EMCOR UK was an early adopter of good collaborative business principles and the first FM company to have been certified to BS 11000, the British standard for collaborative relationships. 


Over the last three years, EMCOR UK has been actively involved with the Institute for Collaborative Working and the British Standards Institution. Together, they have formed part of the technical committee whose responsibility it was to write and develop the new international standard, (ISO 44001) framework specification.


Frank Lee, Product Certification Technical & Operational Delivery Director at BSI commented: “Since 2010 when BS 11000 was first published, the way that organisations do business – and in particular, the way that they collaborate -has changed significantly. ISO 44001 ensures that with more complex enterprises, supply chains, and new market demands organisations have best practice systems and processes in place for effective collaboration.” 


Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, commented: "The award of ISO 44001 represents the achievement of a very important strategic objective for EMCOR UK. Collaboration and the principles and practices embodied in the new standard underpins EMCOR UK’s approach to identifying customers’ strategic and operational requirements, thereby providing the means by which we can tailor services to these needs. This has not only allowed us to demonstrate the value we can provide, but has supported the increasing trend for our customers to enter into long-term, collaborative contracts. EMCOR UK is delighted to be amongst only six companies in the world -  and the only FM company - to be certified under the new standard as it re-affirms our position as a leader in collaborative business relationships.”

Some of the key advantages EMCOR UK envisions its expertise gained as a result of being ISO 44001 certified will help bring to the company and customers include:

  • Deliver new value propositions, such as working collaboratively to bring new technology to market, reduce operating costs, and share and integrate Research and Development (R&D)

  • Create sustainable relationships to deliver innovation and workplace change, driving  value through better engagement

  • Build new and exciting competitive positions through customers’ and EMCOR UK’s extended supply chain

  • Co-create an environment for mutual benefit

  • Deliver services faster, better, quicker and at lower costs

  • Create future opportunities for growth, value, and public sector best value


These value drivers have in common that they are best delivered under the umbrella of a longer term, collaborative relationship where mutual gains are identified.




With over 100 years’ of experience in the UK market, EMCOR UK provides facilities management and sustainable business solutions for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2017 revenues of ~$7.5B, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A 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, organizations 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 ~34,000 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 at




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