Master developer Nakheel has announced that its community management unit has secured top global health-safety rating for facility operations and management for 365 buildings by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
In order to achieve the rating, Nakheel Community Management ensures strict adherence to health and safety policies across its residential, retail, hotel and infrastructure developments.
Each of the properties managed by Nakheel Community Management require a contractor and project management consultant with an active HSE plan that meets both regulatory requirements as well as Nakheel’s strict health and safety requirements.
A programme of inspections and audits must be carried out by contractors, consultants and Nakheel Community Management.
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 in the future.
Nakheel Community Management is the first management company to be awarded the WELL Health & Safety certification, said the Dubai developer in its statement.
The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) and Nakheel Community Management celebrated the key milestone at an intimate event, attended by Rera CEO Engineer Marwan bin Ghalita, Nakheel CEO Naaman Atallah and other members of the senior management teams.
Bin Ghalita said: "Nakheel has played a vital role in promoting the real estate sector in Dubai. As the first community management company to be awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating, Nakheel Community Management is paving the way for other players to promote the highest standards of health and safety within their communities."
"This is a prestigious recognition of the efforts Nakheel Community Management has undertaken to ensure the best possible residential experience," he stated.
Chief Community Management Officer Francis Giani said: "We are honoured to be recognised by WELL, and this certification is a testament to our commitment to implementing the highest level of health and safety practices across all of our assets."
"Ensuring the utmost health, safety and overall happiness and prosperity of our communities is an integral part of our organisational culture and a core value that we pride ourselves on," he noted.
Founder and CEO of Delos and International WELL Building Institute Paul Scialla said: "Now more than ever, people are seeking living environments that are designed to foster better health and wellbeing."
"We commend the Nakheel Community Management team for their leadership in healthy buildings as the first management company under Rera to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating across Nakheel's 365 buildings," he added.-TradeArabia News Service