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An investigation on policy direction and drivers for sustainable facilities management practice in Nigeria

Ikediashi, Dubem I.; Ogunlana, Stephen O.; Ujene, Anthony O.


Stephen O. Ogunlana

Anthony O. Ujene


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the state of sustainable facilities management (FM) practice in Nigeria particularly, as it relates to the sustainability policy and key drivers for sustainable FM practice among corporate organisations in Nigeria.

The paper relied on data derived from a survey of 58 respondents (facilities managers and other top managers who have FM portfolios) representing 58 corporate organisations registered with Nigeria’s corporate affairs commission and interview sections in a case-study setting with three interviewees representing three corporate establishments in Nigeria.

Findings identified health and safety, waste management and flexible working environment as the three main sustainability policy directions, in that order, while sustainability policy on biodiversity, urbanisation and forestation were the three least rated. Furthermore, the key drivers for sustainable FM practice are corporate image, job creation and waste reduction. Others are enhancing relation with stakeholders and reduction in energy consumption.

This paper provides empirical evidence on the state of sustainable FM practice in Nigeria as a way of contributing to the much needed body of knowledge on sustainability in general and sustainable FM practice in particular.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jan 1, 2023
Journal Journal of Facilities Management
Print ISSN 1472-5967
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 3
Pages 303-322
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