by Brianna Crandall — April 20, 2022 — Initiated in 2008 by Global FM and given renewed exposure by the current global pandemic, World FM Day aims to recognize the vital work that FM professionals contribute to business worldwide, and to raise the profile of the FM profession anywhere they influence the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment.
With the pandemic, FM teams have stood at the forefront in making environments and digital platforms available to meet unanticipated demands and have been significantly important in keeping many sectors operating. With a renewed importance being placed on human health and safety coupled with building sustainability and resilience, the FM today has been thrust into the center of the “Return To” conversation.
Titled “Facility Management — Leading a Sustainable Future” for 2022, World FM Day activities are encouraged around the world. FM organizations on six continents celebrate World FM Day by holding public events such as staff luncheons, panel seminars and workshops, social media chats, client networking events and more.
Global FM offers the World FM Day 2022 marketing pack in numerous languages on its site. Brazil-based ABRAFAC, Panama-based APAFAM, Egypt-based EGYFMA, Europe-based EuroFM, Australia-based FMA, New Zealand-based FMANZ, Hungary-based HFMS, Middle East-based MEFMA, U.S.-based IFMA, U.K.-based IWFM, South Africa-based SAFMA, Turkey-based TRFMA and other international FM groups mark the occasion in various ways and encourage activities the whole week and even month. Let Global FM or your country’s organization know how you plan to celebrate World FM Day, and they will help spread the word via social media channels.