Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018
Helping our clients get WELL
Joining forces with the Well Living Lab
Experts in our Sustainability Services Division are WELL-accredited professionals, denoting expertise in the WELL Building Standard™ and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. Several are also faculty members and actively support training programs, events and meetings to raise awareness of the benefits of WELL Certification. Additionally, as members of the Fitwel® Advisory Council, we can also help our clients achieve FitWel certification, which supports health across a range of wellbeing categories.
Cushman & Wakefield is dedicated to evolving the built environment to best support human needs and enhancing the performance of people in the workplace by making wellness a priority. As a Founding Alliance Member of the Well Living Lab , we support the advancement of science to generate evidence-based findings through human-centered research to be used in practical ways to create healthier spaces for people. Considering the average American spends 21 hours per day indoors – with a large portion of that time being spent in the office – partnering with the Well Living Lab is instrumental in helping us access research that can guide our clients to the best solutions for their office and workspaces. A collaboration of Delos and Mayo Clinic, the Well Living Lab conducts scientific research with human subjects in a simulated real-world environment and shares practical findings that can be applied to improving indoor spaces. The lab’s staff is comprised of researchers and scientists with a diverse range of expertise from building, IT, engineering and human behavior.
The WELL Building Standard™ is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), a public benefit corporation. The standard addresses seven categories: air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort and mind—all of which are based on medical research concerning how environments affect human health.
“The reality is we live in a technology-enabled world that’s changing quickly. Partnering with an esteemed facility like Well Living Lab helps us stay on top of trends in wellness and health and cements our place as a true innovator and leader within this all-important space.” Despina Katsikakis Head of Occupier Business Performance
In 2018, we certified two Cushman & Wakefield offices to the WELL Standard. Read more in the section: Engaging with employees on wellness and workplace safety.
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