HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi Hong Kong (NYSE: C) today announced that its newly-opened all-purpose office building, Citi Tower at One Bay East, is the first Citi project globally approved for WELL Silver Precertification by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The achievement marks an important milestone in Citi’s pursuit of WELL Silver Certification for Citi Tower and it is aligned with Citi’s global commitment to workplace wellness.
Receiving the WELL Precertification at the opening of the Live Well at Citi Fitness Center, Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong and Macau, said, “At Citi, employee wellness is always a top priority. The purchase of Citi Tower has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to house over 3,000 Citi colleagues in Hong Kong under one roof. It is important that we provide our staff with a work environment that enhances the key aspects of their well-being. I am proud that Citi Tower is being awarded the WELL Precertification, which is a manifestation of our continuous efforts in bringing world-class office facilities to colleagues in Hong Kong.”
Key wellness features of Citi Tower include:
- Air quality testing and ongoing monitoring
- Water quality testing
- Over 30% of sit-stand workstations and fully ergonomic task seating
- On-site staff fitness center
- Food offerings and labelling to promote healthy eating
- Online resources to increase staff awareness on health and wellness
“Citi’s Precertification award through the WELL Building Standard precertification program demonstrates outstanding healthy building leadership,” said IWBI Founder, Paul Scialla. “IWBI’s mission is to bring human health and wellness to the forefront of building practices globally, and it is global leaders like Citi that are helping to advance this movement.”
Administered by IWBI™, WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
Citi Tower at One Bay East is situated on the waterfront of Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. The project houses over 3,000 staff in Hong Kong. Citi Tower comprises 18 floors of approximately 301,500 sq. ft. of Grade A office space. In addition to WELL certification, Citi Tower is aiming to achieve the USGBC LEED Platinum certification for the interior fit-out of the premises.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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