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Six global Stantec offices earn WELL Health-Safety Rating

Third-party review recognizes advancing health in buildings


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design, recently announced it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for six of its offices through the International WELL Building Institute. Five of the newly certified offices are in the Middle East in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Manama, Bahrain and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the sixth office is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Each location was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of third-party documentation review to confirm the office met the WELL requirements.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types. It focuses on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans to maintain a healthy environment now and into the future.

“Our Stantec team focuses on creating human-centered building design and embraces sustainability strategies that create healthy spaces for employees and clients alike,” said Ghina Annan, senior sustainability specialist for Stantec and WELL certification coordinator. “We are honored to have attained the WELL Health-Safety certification for several of our Stantec offices. This recognition underlines our continuous efforts to innovate workspace solutions that keep health and well-being at the forefront.”

In order to achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating, the Stantec offices implemented strategies including:

  • Business continuity and re-entry plans to facilitate resilience during and recovery after an emergency
  • Emergency preparedness and response training
  • Resources and programs to educate occupants on the relationship between health and buildings
  • Design of spaces to minimize high-touch surfaces, mold, moisture, and contaminated respiratory particles
  • Restriction of hazardous and harmful ingredients in cleaning, disinfection, and sanitization products

Learn more about Stantec’s sustainability strategy to further our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance HERE.

About WELL
The WELL Health-Safety Rating provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators. It leverages insights drawn from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections 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, as well as recognized standard-making associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions, as well as core principles already established by IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, the premier framework for advancing health in buildings and spaces of all kinds.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. 

Media Contact
Shannon McCarthy
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (519) 585-7461

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