Skanska Hungarian Headquarters Receives WELL Health and Safety Certificate
Skanska’s headquarters in Hungary, located in the Nordic Light office complex, has received WELL Health & Safety certification, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Certification is an evidence-based, third-party verified assessment for all types of buildings and spaces, designed to help owners and operators prepare safer spaces for their returning tenants, visitors and other stakeholders. in offices in a post-pandemic environment.
Skanska was the first developer in Europe to obtain WELL Health-Safety rating for eight buildings in Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic. The company says it intends to pursue certification for all its new projects.
By receiving certification for its Hungarian headquarters, Skanska has now obtained WELL health and safety rating for the operation and management of facilities for its headquarters in Central and Eastern European countries.
Skanska’s office in Budapest consists of 480 m², its interior design was created by the Hungarian architecture studio LAB5 in cooperation with the developer, with special emphasis on the well-being of office users, functionality and greenery, based on Skanska’s vision of sustainability and scalable office environment.
Inspired by the developer’s Swedish roots, the office aims to create a natural and relaxing atmosphere with the integration of plants and trees as space dividers and quality sustainable materials.
“During the Head Office certification process, various categories were assessed, such as cleaning and sanitation, emergency preparedness programs, health service resources, quality management of the air and water, stakeholder engagement, communication and innovation Our Budapest office achieved outstanding results for 18 characteristics in all of the above categories, developing improved cleaning practices and procedures to reduce contact with surfaces, monitoring and addressing air and water quality, and ensuring a healthy return plan to the office area,” said András Schmidt, Director of Sustainability at Skanska’s business development business unit in Hungary.
“Office work is crucial for business continuity, teamwork and collaboration drive innovation – and it’s done in person instead. But it’s also important to have workspaces that are safe to use. , and this new certification is proof of the safety of our people, every day,” he added.
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