LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO GREEN BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS
Belgrade, July 2022 – MPC Properties is the first company in Serbia to receive the “WELL Health-Safety” certificate for a portfolio of eight business and retail assets awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Possession of the “WELL Health-Safety” certificate is a confirmation by an independent institution, which awards it to all new and existing buildings that, in their operational management policies, apply all the necessary standards of maintenance, involvement of relevant parties and implementation of contingency plans to ensure safe, healthy and secure environment for all users, which is especially important considering the current situation with the covid-19 pandemic.
The buildings that are part of the MPC Properties portfolio and which received this globally significant certificate are: UŠĆE Shopping Centre, BEO Shopping Centre, Mercator Centre Belgrade, Immo Outlet Centre, as well as the business centres UŠĆE Tower One and Tower Two and Navigator Business Centres 1 and 2.
„We are proud that we have the opportunity to bring the best world practices to this market and that we are the first company in Serbia that received the prestigious “WELL Health-Safety” certificate for its portfolio, which contributes to a healthier future for everyone. Our policy of business management puts the health and safety of users and visitors of our buildings on first place, because their satisfaction is the basis of our business. Therefore, it is extremely important to us that the quality of our buildings and the safety of staying in them, as well as the comfort they provide, are at the highest possible level. This certificate is only a confirmation of the vision to create a healthier environment for the community formed around our assets“, said CEO of MPC Properties Maxence Liagre.
„Thanks to companies like MPC Properties, which are, first and foremost, committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for their users, the popularization and growing importance of this certification worldwide is also being contributed to. This is a very significant and important achievement for a business system, and I would like to congratulate MPC for making a significant contribution to better buildings and the very environments in which they operate,” said Rachel Hodgdon, CEO of IWBI (the International WELL Building Institute).
Certificates are important because the quality of the asset is improved through the very process of their implementation, and optimal comfort of the space is achieved with an adequate selection of equipment and the correct mode of operation of the technical systems, which additionally contributes to reducing the consumption of electrical energy and water, reducing the harmful impact on the environment, reducing the emission of harmful gases, reducing waste and protecting watercourses, but also ensures a healthy environment for employees and users of facilities. All this contributes in a chain manner to the preservation of collective health, but also sets an example for professionals and the general public about the importance and benefits of applied green construction.
“As a Belgrader I am proud on having these projects in our city, showing leadership with implementation of this worldwide tendency on wellbeing within the buildings. I loved working on this project with MPC Properties team, and we are all fond of this project particular because of its care for the community and users of the buildings, needed more than ever before”, pointed Marija Golubović, ENERGO Partner, IWBI (International WELL Building institute) Research advisor.
The “WELL Health-Safety” certificate was created to empower and motivate owners of large and small companies to take all necessary steps to ensure the implementation of the highest health and safety standards and protocols for their buildings, users and all system participants. The importance of this certificate is also confirmed by the fact that it has been applied in facilities in more than 80 countries of the world, as well as that the subject itself has already involved over 16,000 people from 97 countries, who are dedicated and engaged in WELL certification and in ensuring the highest level of quality of stay in closed buildings.