British Standards Institution is developing an international standard for facilities management, providing a framework for the management, operation and maintenance of the workplace.

ISO 41001 Management System is being developed to help organizations create a management structure and allocate resources for day-to-day operation.

The new ISO was developed to provide a framework and criteria against which facilities management teams can be measured as “fit for purpose” for the organizations they serve.

Today’s facilities managers face challenges from balancing competing priorities to new technologies to corporate social responsibility and ISO 41001 could help organizations improve their compliance, as well as bolster their asset and operational efficiencies. It is suitable for organizations of all sizes and sectors.

The standard is open for public comment until July 6 and can be viewed here: