Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
Prioritizing WELLness in Our Workplaces
Wellness ratings and certifications outline critical requirements for creating people-centric workplaces, and our commitment to advancing the health and wellbeing of building occupants extends beyond our own offices. Learn about our expertise across certification platforms and how we help companies measure, disclose and improve on ESG factors in the Leading the Way for Our Clients section of this report.
COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role buildings play in supporting people’s health, safety, and wellbeing. In 2020, to demonstrate our commitment to people- first places, Cushman
& Wakefield enrolled to pursue the WELL Health-Safety Rating for several of our largest corporate offices globally through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Developed in response to COVID-19, the WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for buildings focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address the spread of viruses now and into the future. The rating helps us identify necessary strategies to put in place and validates the actions we’ve already taken, including implementing solutions that uphold stringent health and safety measures in our office buildings and applying a precautionary approach to developing long-term preparedness strategies for future health and safety priorities. Read more about how we’re prioritizing the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and stakeholders in the HSSE section of this report. In addition to the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Cushman & Wakefield has committed to WELL Portfolio and WELL Certification for our largest offices globally. WELL Portfolio enables Cushman & Wakefield to apply WELL health and wellbeing strategies within a portfolio of properties for both our own offices and those of our clients, while WELL Certification is a rigorous thirty-party health and wellbeing for an individual building/space.
Our relationship with the International WELL Building Institute and pursuing WELL Portfolio has been invaluable in challenging us to deliver inspiring spaces that drive occupant wellbeing, innovation and business results—all while being held accountable to rigorous, data-driven standards. Pursuing WELL Health-Safety Rating and committing toWELL Portfolio are exciting next steps on our journey to create healthy, safe and sustainable offices for our employees.
Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan Vice President Sustainability andWellness Services
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