SSR Pursuing WELL Health-Safety Rating
We are excited to announce that, as of January 6, 2021, SSR is enrolled to pursue the WELL Health-Safety Rating for a portfolio of our offices through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
Office locations included in the Health-Safety Rating submission will cover the majority of our colleagues wherein we have sufficient control of building and site policies. These office locations include:
What is the WELL Health-Safety Rating?
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating includes 21 features across the following core areas, a minimum of 15 which need to be met:
- Cleaning and Sanitization Procedures
- Emergency Preparedness Programs
- Health Service Resources
- Air and Water Quality Management
- Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
Why is SSR Pursuing?
SSR is pursuing the WELL Health-Safety Rating in order to facilitate a safer workplace, and to promote our position as a leader in health preparedness.
The Health-Safety Rating certification is valid for one year. Link to post on SSR’s IWBI membership
Follow SSR’s Journey
Over the next 4-6 weeks, our resident WELL Accredited Professional, Hannah Walter, PE, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, will be walking you through SSR’s journey. You can expect to see posts that document the process as we work to achieve the WELL Health-Safety rating, beginning with our Nashville office.