We are so excited to announce that Excel Packaging has officially achieved WELL Building Standard certification! This is a certification the International WELL Building Institute manages and awards. Moreover, their stated mission is to “lead the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive.” The WELL Building Standard is “the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort [and] enhance our health and wellness.” So, read on to learn more about how we are implementing these standards in our Irvine headquarters.
We started this project, spearheaded by founder & CEO Mike Sommers with one goal in mind: ensure our team is set up to thrive in a modern and safe workplace that encourages health awareness and healthier habits. Our own Kyle Rogers, Prototype Technician, stepped up to manage the lengthy process of documenting the current state and the changes needed to comply with the WELL Building Standards. As such, Kyle saw this project through many stages of implementation, and we all appreciate his hard work! Congratulations on a job well done!
During this time, Kyle has led the way implementing modifications such as cleanliness standards, optimized lighting for all team members, assuring air & water quality meet the WELL Building Standard, and much more. The team has been doing their part in this as well. We’ve stopped purchasing single-use plastics, implemented a recycling program, and swapped out less healthy snacks for healthier ones.
The cleanliness standards in particular have been very impactful during this time of uncertainty. High-touch surfaces like doorknobs, stair railings, and counters were already documented in our cleaning schedule. Now, we have gone above WELL Building Standard requirements to ensure all surfaces are disinfected on a daily basis. As our team reenters the workplace, they can be sure their health is top-of-mind and being accounted for.
As part of our long-term company vision, we are working to become known as an industry leader in Sustainability. Our objective is to become a certified B-Corporation. We feel that the WELL emphasis on promoting a healthy working environment for our TEAM is in perfect alignment with our core values. Make sure to subscribe to our blog to get the latest updates on our journey in sustainability and employee wellness. If you have any questions please reach out by calling 949-831-3900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.