EMCOR UK was the first facilities management company in the world to be awarded ISO 44001, the international standard for collaborative business relationship management systems.


# 1 FM company worldwide to achieve ISO 44001 for collaboration

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

As a founding partner of the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), collaboration is at the heart of everything that EMCOR UK does.


The principles and practices embodied in ISO 44001 underpins our approach to identifying customers' strategic and operational requirements, thereby providing the means by which EMCOR UK can tailor services to meet these needs.

How Collaboration Works

Collaborative business-to-business ventures are built around establishing strong relationships at all levels and by connecting people through a common purpose. Collaborative excellence is based on developing a solid platform of trust, integrity, openness, honesty, responsiveness, fairness, and commitment.

Successful collaboration involves organisational cultural alignment, joint business planning and goal setting, the sharing of risk and reward, establishing innovation and value creation processes and measures, sharing knowledge, and tirelessly working together to achieve a shared vision with defined outputs.

Benefits of Collaborative Business Relationships

  • Create a neutral platform for mutual benefit with business partners
  • Define roles and responsibilities to improve decision-making processes
  • Share costs, risks, resources, and responsibilities
  • Provide staff with wider training opportunities
  • Build better relationships that lead to improved results

Collaboration Is In Our DNA

Collaboration is woven into the DNA of EMCOR UK. Not only is it one of our five core values, but, from recruiting talent to staff appraisals, our people must consistently demonstrate a collaborative working aptitude. So much so, that we’ve twice won ICW awards for innovative collaboration and once for collaborative skills development.

Our unrelenting commitment to collaborative business relationship management has allowed EMCOR UK to demonstrate the value we can provide and has supported the increasing trend of our customers entering into long-term, collaborative contracts.

If a collaborative approach to facilities management services sounds like what you are looking for, then get in touch.

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