ABM Industries Reports on Corporate Sustainability Initiatives

Company Leads Facility Services Industry in supporting the Global Reporting Initiative
ABM Industries today unveiled its Corporate Sustainability Report for 2010, becoming one of the first facility services companies of any size in the U.S. to release detailed information on its sustainability practices. The comprehensive report was developed in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world's most widely used framework for sustainability reporting.

The report details ABM's sustainability-related goals, achievements and practices, both inside the Company and at the level of the products and services that ABM's subsidiaries provide to clients. ABM's participation in the GRI reporting standard reflects the Company's continued and ongoing commitment to improving the environment.

"For more than 100 years, we've earned a reputation for integrity and high levels of performance, and that reputation extends to ABM's commitment to preserving and improving the environment we all share," said Henrik Slipsager, president and chief executive officer, ABM Industries. "Our initiatives demonstrate our focus on supporting and driving sustainability for our employees, our clients and the many communities in which we live and work. We are excited to have the opportunity, through the publication of one our industry's first reports on sustainability practices, to be able to share what ABM is doing, in a systematic and comprehensive way, in this area that is so vital to all of us and to our future."

The ABM Corporate Sustainability Report for 2010

ABM is committed to improving the environment through its services to the Company's diverse array of clients across a wide range of geographies and in multiple market sectors.

ABM's Director of Sustainability, Environmental Services Alan France said: "Throughout ABM, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our performance along all of the multiple dimensions that define sustainability. As a good corporate citizen, we are bound by a responsibility to adhere to environmental best practices in our delivery of services throughout ABM's various businesses. We take great pride in what we have already accomplished in making our operations and offerings as green as possible, but we are also aware that this requires an ongoing commitment and focus. We are in this for the long term and will continue to seek out, use or implement products and services that help drive sustainability."

Green cleaning is a major example of the type of environmentally responsible services ABM seeks to provide. Through ABM Green Care, a program introduced in 2005, ABM Janitorial Services green cleans more than 250 million square feet of client space. Green cleaning is an important part of the benchmark LEED green building certification program. Since launching ABM Green Care, the Company has helped more than 160 facilities gain or maintain this coveted rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Through ABM Engineering Services and ABM Energy Services, ABM works with clients to identify and implement measures that reduce their energy consumption and decrease the impact their operations have on the environment. The report notes that, because of the savings generated to clients from lower utility costs, many of these initiatives pay for themselves in two years or less and provide ongoing savings. The Company will enhance these capabilities with the recent acquisition of The Linc Group (TLG) in December 2010. TLG is a premier provider of end-to-end integrated facilities services that improve operating efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and lower overall operational costs of critical facilities, installations and buildings in the government, commercial and residential markets. TLG deploys a range of technologies and services from solar devices to electronic vehicle charging station to help clients reduce energy consumption and costs.

Ampco System Parking and ABM Security Services also provide environmentally-friendly services, oftentimes with benefits to induce clients to take advantage of them. Ampco, for example, encourages carpooling among commuters by providing discounted parking rates in the garages it operates and manages, and provides electrical charging stations for hybrid vehicles. ABM Security Services has essentially eliminated paper forms from its operations and, where possible, requires its security officers to conduct patrols in electric or hybrid vehicles.

Among company-wide operational commitments, the report notes ABM's participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project, through which the Company identifies and tracks emissions from its corporate practices, with the goal of finding new ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Some of the additional companywide measures include:

    * Investing in more energy-efficient tools and equipment companywide;
    * Upgrading and consolidating information technology resources to eliminate redundancies and improve efficiencies;
    * Printing internal documents in duplex, eliminating hundreds of thousands of paper forms through the use of web-based systems; and
    * Reducing the need for travel and its environmental impact through the use of videoconferencing and other work-sharing technologies.

Many more examples of the Company's sustainability initiatives are outlined in the report. A digital copy of the ABM Corporate Sustainability Report for 2010 is available online at the Company's website.

About ABM Industries Incorporated

abm industries logo.gifABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), which operates through its subsidiaries (collectively "ABM"), is a leading provider of integrated facility services. With fiscal 2010 revenues of approximately $3.5 billion and nearly 100,000 employees, ABM provides janitorial, facility, engineering, parking and security services for thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients across the United States and various international locations. ABM's business services include ABM Janitorial Services, ABM Facility Services, ABM Engineering Services, Ampco System Parking and ABM Security Services.
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