The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) launched in July, the WELL Enterprise Provider (WELL EP) designation for organizations that demonstrate expertise for delivering a comprehensive suite of WELL solutions at a portfolio or enterprise scale. WELL EPs guide their clients to identify and implement WELL strategies, helping companies meet their larger business objectives in areas such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, human and social capital management, and workplace strategy and policy.
Through this new program, IWBI and WELL EPs work together to more efficiently deliver the many benefits of WELL solutions across real estate portfolios and entire organizations. Companies granted the WELL EP designation offer their demonstrated expertise in WELL along with tailored resources to support the growing demand for enhanced health and well-being for employees, customers and communities.
“In the wake of the COVID -19 pandemic, the exponential growth of WELL adoption calls for innovative ways to deliver supportive services at scale,” said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of IWBI. “We stood up the WELL Enterprise Provider pilot in collaboration with more than a dozen organizations worldwide to develop a solution to meet this market need.” Pilot participants included consulting firms, real estate companies and design and architectural practices.
“Co-creation with our community is a hallmark of IWBI’s development process,” she added. “We collaborated with pilot participants and drew heavily on their expertise in providing enterprise-scale services. Our new WELL EP network will seamlessly deliver WELL offerings, rapidly advancing our shared market transformation goals.”
Organizations that participated in the pilot included Ernst & Young LLP, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield in the Americas, JLL, Savills China, ARUP, HOK, M Moser Associates, Environmental Market Solutions Inc. (EMSI), BEE Incorporations, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences Co., Ltd (SRIBS), A SustainAble Production (ASAP), Ecoworks Studio, and En3 Sustainability Solutions. More information about the WELL EP program, including organizations already enrolled in the program, can be found here.