CapitaLand has been accorded the British Safety Council’s global benchmarking certification for implementing effective safety measures in all of its 10 operational business parks across India amid COVID-19. The certification was granted following a thorough assessment against the stringent global safety standards laid down by the British Safety Council, an established organisation with 60 years of expertise in health, safety, and environmental management. The Council has developed a detailed COVID-19 framework that is in line with guidelines by the Government of India and World Health Organization.
Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India, said: "This certification, received after a comprehensive audit of our properties, further validates the robust health and safety measures at CapitaLand’s business parks in India. As our tenants transition back to office, we remain committed to follow all return-to-work protocols and maintain high hygiene standards, upholding the trust they have always placed in us. We will continue to proactively implement contactless solutions and innovative technologies in our properties to ensure the well-being of our tenants and their employees."
Mike Robinson, CEO, British Safety Council, said: "As lockdowns have eased and more people have started returning to work, it is right that workers and employers want to have confidence that every possible step has been taken to keep workplaces safe. With the COVID-19 Assurance Assessment certification, CapitaLand has shown that their safety protocols and associated control arrangements are in accordance with current government and sector specific guidelines, and arrangements for continual monitoring of their effectiveness are in place."
Since the onset of the pandemic, CapitaLand has stepped up cleaning and adopted a wide range of technologies across its business parks to provide a safe environment to tenants and employees. The safety measures include the use of contactless lift activation with foot-pedal operated system, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation for enhanced indoor air quality, thermal scanners for temperature screening, app-based visitor management system to minimise physical contact, anti-microbial coating for surfaces, ultra-low fogging and disinfection, hands-free sanitiser dispensers at common areas, heightened hygiene protocols to minimise the spread of pathogens, isolation rooms, a dedicated deep cleaning team, QR code based food ordering system and special training for all support staff. CapitaLand has also developed a return to the workplace guidebook for tenants and their employees, detailing protocols and arrangements designed to effectively manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission within its business parks.
In India, CapitaLand currently has 17.9 million square feet of commercial space comprising business and IT parks, industrial and logistics properties in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.