Cook Medical announced today that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Silver level by the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBI) for its office in Hong Kong. The prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building StandardTM (WELL), a premier building ranking system to focus on the health and wellness impact by building performances.
WELL promotes designs and construction that place people’s health and well-being at the centre of decision making. The WELL v1 Certification awarded Cook Medical for its efforts around the seven Concepts – Air, Water, Fitness, Nourishment, Light, Comfort and Mind.
“As a caring employer, the health and well-being of our staff across the globe aligns with our core company values,” said Jean-Marc Creissel, Cook Medical’s Vice President, Operations, Greater China and Southeast Asia. “This new space allows the Hong Kong team to continually improve, encouraging transparent work and cross-border collaboration as well as social activities. I am delighted that our hard work has now been recognised by this WELL certification.”
In 2018, the Cook Medical Hong Kong office relocated and has been designed to address business needs as a training and meeting hub for the Asia-Pacific region. One aspect of the design was to create an open setting to bring employees closer together and highlight the company’s transparent management style. Importantly, while embracing Hong Kong for its vibrant and dynamic metropolis traits, Cook Medical wanted to provide a comfortable work environment that would focus on the wellbeing of employees.
“IWBI is pleased to award Cook Medical with its hard-earned WELL Certification at Silver level,” said Xue Ya, President of IWBI Asia. “By achieving this WELL Certification, Cook Medical has become a leader, proving to the world through the project’s verified performance that it prioritizes employee health and well-being.”
Cook Medical underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation process carried out by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), a third-party certification body for IWBI, to ensure all relevant performances met the conditions required by WELL for Certification at Silver level. – Business Wire