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CALHOUN, Ga., Feb. 24, 2021, /3BL Media/— Mohawk Group announces that all of its commercial showrooms and design studios are set to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), making it one of the first flooring manufacturers to achieve this distinction.
IWBI'S WELL Building Standard is the first standard to focus on people's health and wellness within buildings, awarding a WELL Health-Safety Rating based on a facility's positive impact on community health. The rating assesses interior air and water quality, health service resources, cleaning and sanitization procedures, and innovation. Evidence-based and third-party verified, the rating also evaluates each facility’s operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans.
“The rating is a third-party stamp of approval saying that our showrooms and spaces are clean and safe,” said Jackie Dettmar, vice president of marketing and product development. “A WELL seal outside means people can feel safer inside.”
IWBI developed its WELL standard and rating over several years, eventually fine tuning them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rating is guided by recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers, and leading academic and research institutions. As of early February 2021, IWBI announced that WELL projects reached the 1.5 billion SF mark across more than 80 countries, signaling tremendous growth from less than a year ago, when the reach was just 500 million SF in nearly 60 countries.
“The WELL seal instills confidence and trust throughout the community as it ensures integrity, consistency and results,” explained Ramie Vagal, senior manager of sustainability. “We believe our ranking communicates our commitment to the health and well-being of anyone who visits or works within our spaces.”
As a recipient of IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating, Mohawk Group will benefit from specific interventions designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission as well as robust strategies to combat numerous health and safety issues. The rating demonstrates the company’s commitment to public health and wellness, especially in a post-COVID-19 environment. In receiving a rating for all of its commercial showrooms and design studios, Mohawk Group’s WELL rating marks a major milestone and achievement for the flooring industry.
Visit www.wellcertified.com to learn more about IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating.
About Mohawk Group
As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions, and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. To learn more about our full line of flooring products, please visit www.MohawkGroup.com.
About the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on advancing a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes the wellness community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere.
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