FM Benchmarking – LEO published its Facilities Management Yearbook

FM newsroom – LEO, fm benchmarking. The Hungarian Association of Facilities Management and Building Services Providers (LEO) celebrated World FM Day with the official book launch of the fifth edition of its benchmarking research!  This year’s Benchmarking Yearbook analyses data from 1,415 establishments and commemorates the beginnings and history of Hungarian FM.

World FM Day

In 2009, 15 years ago, the first FM Day was celebrated at the initiative of GLOBAL FM, the Brussels-based international non-profit FM association. Today, the organisation includes the IFMA, which has 23,000 members in 100 countries, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) in the UK, and the FM Associations of South Africa, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Catalonia.

World FM Day celebrates professionals in the facility management business who are exceptional problem solvers and analytical thinkers with extensive expertise, often with business and managerial skills and even creativity.

The power of the FM industry

LEO proudly states that the facility management industry has enormous power and potential to protect the built environment, support the health and productivity of its employees, and optimise operations, which significantly contributes to the state of our planet – the official announcement states.

The pandemic has shown that this industry provides the everyday heroes without whom the entire economy would be paralysed. They create quality and value in every facility, continuously train themselves and their colleagues, keep up with technology, and bring constancy, awareness, and measurability to the operation.

Just as COVID paradoxically earned the general respect of the profession, the energy crisis could put the FM sector in a strategic position. The outbreak of war, the slowdown in investment and the slower economy have brought facilities management into focus as a predictable, secure economic activity.

“Of course, expertise does not come from a business decision. Training, knowledge, and sharing good practices play a huge role in successful operations and legitimising our profession. We support our members in this mission through working groups, publications, benchmarking research, sharing good practices, monitoring legislation and professional presentations. We will continue to represent the profession, collect and interpret our data, and publish our results”, underlines Rita Istiván, Secretary General of LEO

The 5th Benchmarking

LEO’s work, which started in 2013, the systematic collection and analysis of data related to facilities management in Hungary, has become such a fundamental and scientifically based research that it is now unavoidable for those interested in the profession, writes Balázs J. Barts, Honorary Member of LEO, in his Executive Summary on the book series.

The fifth Benchmarking book includes chapters on HR, ESG, Energy, Proptech, BIM, Fire Safety, ISO 41001 FM, FM Insurance and Legislation, in addition to the analysis. 

This year, the authors have summarised the history of Hungarian FM and outlined the current market landscape of FM in Hungary, based on the recollections of authoritative experts.




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