Located in Xin Hua Road in the Changning District of Shanghai, WSP’s office provides a modern and lively workplace that supports human health, well-being and comfort for its 350 employees.
“When we relocated to our current location in 2017, we seized the opportunity to design and engineer a workplace that provides an inspirational and enriching environment to our employees and guests,” says Alan Lau, WSP’s Executive Director, Buildings MEP, China Region. “As a leading international consultancy, we provide consulting services to help our clients receive prestigious environmental and wellness certifications, such as LEED, BREEAM, BEAM– Plus, Green Star, China’s three-star and WELL etc, so it was a natural step to utilise our capabilities for the benefit of our employees.” WELL Certification is a long-term commitment that requires management support and resources to achieve the required standards in the areas of air quality, water quality, nourishment, lighting, fitness, comfort and mind / mental well-being with annual reporting to IWBI™.
Congratulating the Shanghai team on their achievement, Ms. Ivy Kong, WSP’s Chief Executive Officer, Asia says, “this recognition underscores WSP’s commitment to providing a healthy and caring environment that help our people to thrive and is a testament to our holistic approach to adopt world-class standards to support the health and wellness of our people well into the future.” She adds, “ This is the first WSP office certified to WELL and paves the way for more to come.”
Launched in October 2014 after six years of research and development, the WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. WELL was developed by integrating scientific and medical research and literature on environmental health, behavioral factors, health outcomes and demographic risk factors that affect health with leading practices in building design, construction and management. The WELL Certification program is administered through The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).