Press Release

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield partners with Bureau Veritas to label its shopping
centres
for Hygiene, Safety and Environment

 

Apr. 29 2020

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has worked with Bureau Veritas since 2012 to attest the implementation of very strict standards regarding health and safety within its shopping centres. The Group today announces the reinforcement of its practices dedicated to the prevention of health risks within its European shopping centres.

Bureau Veritas, as a trusted third party, will contribute to updating the Group's guide to Hygiene, Safety and Environment (HSE) practices used in its European centres, based on the latest recommendations of health authorities. For the first time in the Group, this will be done with the assistance of epidemiologists. Bureau Veritas will then conduct an audit of all URW's European shopping centres in order to label them.

« Protecting the health of our teams, tenants, visitors and partners is Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's utmost priority. This initiative, led with epidemiologists, will enable us to further strengthen the excellence of our Health, Safety and Environmental practices and ensure their compliance with the latest recommendations by health authorities. Going beyond the current framework of the COVID-19 epidemic, this initiative is part of a long-term plan to ensure that our Group remains at the forefront of hygiene, safety and environment practices. », declares Christophe Cuvillier, Group CEO, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

« We are proud to have partnered with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for almost 10 years in assessing the risk management performance of its shopping centres. This partnership represents a new step auditing Unibail Rodamco Westfield's health, safety and hygiene practices for the benefit of the centres' employees, retailers and visitors. As a leading player in testing, inspection and certification services, we have been working alongside our customers for nearly 200 years to shape a world of trust. » adds Jacques Pommeraud, Executive Vice-President, France & Africa, Government Services, Bureau Veritas.

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