Westfield Achieves WELL Building Health-Safety Rating
WESTFIELD CENTER, OH – June 01, 2021 – Westfield, a customer-focused super-regional property and casualty insurance company, is one of two insurance carriers to earn theWELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Awarded for the company’s proactive and progressive initiatives to help protect the health and safety of its employees and guests, the rating applies to four facilities in Westfield Center including: The Home Office, Westfield Country Club, Blair Center and Westfield Inn.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing buildings focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
“For many years, Westfield has been a leader in employee health, safety and wellness and those efforts have been critical in maintaining operations through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Westfield’s Chief People Officer. “The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an important recognition to instill confidence in those who use and visit our facilities. It’s another validation of how Westfield values and promotes overall well-being.”
In its efforts to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, many of Westfield’s existing practices and benefits helped meet many requirements for certification but the company has implemented additional practices such as improved cleaning and regular testing of indoor air and water. The WELL Health-Safety seal will be prominently displayed at the four buildings and include a QR code to direct visitors to a website for more information. In other words, the WELL seal outside means “you can feel safer inside.”
Created by IWBI, the WELL Health-Safety Rating is informed by guidance developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, recognized standard-making bodies, such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions. IWBI has leveraged insights from its Task Force on COVID-19, established at the outset of the pandemic to help business and building leaders integrate actionable insights and proven strategies in the fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.
To learn more about the WELL Health-Safety Rating, visit westfieldinsurance.com.
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