Singapore – JLL’s office at Shanghai’s HKRI Taikoo Hui has received the first WELL Platinum certification in Asia Pacific and the third in the world. Awarded by the International WELL Building Institute pbc™ (IWBI™), the WELL Building Standard™ measures and monitors features of buildings that impact the health and wellness of the people who live, work, and learn in them.
According to JLL, this certification means that JLL is the first company in the region to boast offices officially recognised as providing the best worker-friendly facilities possible by the foremost body in this field.
Eddie Ng, Managing Director for JLL East China, said: “We are very proud to become the first office in Asia Pacific, as well as only the third office anywhere in the world, to receive this level of certification from IWBI™. This clearly demonstrates JLL’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices, and to providing the best possible working conditions for our staff.”
The achievement of WELL Certified™ Platinum status demonstrates that JLL has the in-house expertise necessary to win a major award in the very industry in which the company operates. Once the decision to engage in the Well Certification process was made, a project team was set up that looked at every aspect of potential new office spaces, and how each feature could be optimised to create a space which would do justice to the vision laid out in JLL’s Future of Work concept.
The JLL Shanghai office earned its Platinum level rating based on seven categories of building performance – air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind. To be awarded WELL Certification by IWBI, the project underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation carried out by a third-party certification body.
The successful pursuit of one of the most sought-after industry standards for employee health reinforces JLL’s commitment to its staff, and the company’s strong belief that a healthy and happy workplace can enable colleagues to work more productively. The co-working style in the new Shanghai office allows colleagues to collaborate effectively in a flexible, smart office environment, as well as providing an inclusive and inspiring atmosphere for clients to visit and work within.