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JLL ties up with SGS to provide 'healthy, safe workplaces'

DUBAI, July 19, 2020

Leading real estate expert JLL said it has joined forces with SGS, one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies, to provide clean and healthier work places for its owners and occupiers. 
This collaboration will provide clients with the opportunity to verify their cleaning procedures and protocols, giving their tenants and employees peace of mind. 
According to JLL, the impact of Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping how the world thinks about work, with health and safety being the highest priorities as organisations welcome back employees, tenants and visitors. 
The data is clear that employees want to be back in the office, with JLL’s recent survey revealing that 58 per cent of distant workers have missed the office. 
The impact is even higher on millennials, with 64 per cent of them missing the office a lot. However, it’s also clear that for occupiers and owners to re-open their workplaces successfully, they need to assure employees and tenants that their space is clean and safe. 
That is why JLL is collaborating with SGS for providing spaces that are cleaned appropriately and safe, said a top official.
"The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly shifted the hierarchy of needs for employers and employees, putting a greater emphasis on health and safety basics," remarked Global Chief Product Officer (Corporate Solutions) Cynthia Kantor.
“Open communication with employees during this time is critical and communicating the cleanliness of a space in real time is a powerful tool. This collaboration with SGS will give our clients around the world the opportunity to confirm that their spaces are clean and provide a cornerstone for healthier buildings and people,” remarked Kantor.
JLL’s collaboration with SGS will provide clients with the opportunity to verify their cleaning procedures and protocols, giving their tenants and employees peace of mind, she added. 
Clients around the world can have their cleaning protocols independently inspected and verified by SGS, through either a remote inspection, validating the compliance of each location with protocols, or an in-person inspection accompanied by a series of on-site Adenosine Triphosphate tests to evaluate the efficacy of cleaning practices. 
A successful in-person inspection performed by SGS experts will result in the awarding of an SGS Approval Mark with a unique QR code that signifies the space has been verified as having undergone approved cleaning procedures on a specific date. 
SGS VP (Environment, Health and Safety Executive) Peter Possemiers said: "Every company has the responsibility to ensure that employees and visiting customers are safe."
"We are proud to provide solutions, together with JLL, that help maintain a secure workplace and promise customers reliability," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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