Bangkok, Thailand – Cook Medical Thailand is honoured to be awarded the WELL Certification at the Silver level by the International WELL Building Institute™(IWBI™). The distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which is the leading global rating system for buildings, interior spaces, and communities that seek to advance occupants’ health and wellness through implementing human-centric building features.
Launched in 2014, the WELL Building Standard consists of more than 100 evaluation standards, covering seven categories of building performance — Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind. More than 4,350 projects encompassing over 596 million square feet are applying WELL across 62 countries. Cook Medical earned the distinction after a series of rigorous testing and evaluation conducted by IWBI.
‘Cook Medical Thailand is our second office to receive this prestigious recognition, following the Hong Kong office being awarded the WELL certificate at the silver level last year’, said Jean-Marc Creissel, Cook Medical’s vice president, director of Asia Pacific. ‘COVID-19 has brought the standard of health and safety to a new height. I am delighted to see our continuous efforts in creating an ideal workplace for employees have attained the global standard. We will keep cultivating a healthy workforce across the Asia-Pacific region to prepare for and respond to current and future global health challenges, which is not only beneficial to the company but the community and society as a whole’.
Located on the 19th floor of the Athenee Tower in the central business district of Bangkok, the Cook Thailand office is a welcoming and thoughtful workplace tailored to embrace wellness concepts through introducing dynamic office features and well-being initiatives. The interior build-out supports Cook Medical’s core culture of collaboration, transparency, and flexibility through featuring numerous collaborative areas, outdoor views and natural light, a nursery room, etc. Features such as adjustable workstations, air pollutant filtering ventilators, and a filtered water station all prioritised employees’ well-being starting from the conceptual and planning stages of the workplace design.
‘Employees spend more than eight hours of time in the office. It is essential for companies to foster a healthier working environment where employees can be comfortably productive’, said Ornuma Karo, general manager of Cook Thailand. ‘The office reflects Cook Medical’s company values and culture in protecting our employees, our businesses, and the public health at large. I am very proud of my office as an employee, and I believe it will also come across as one of the key attributes to attract future talents’.
About Cook Medical
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are combining medical devices, biologic materials, and cellular therapies to help the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees, and our communities. Find out more at our Asia-Pacific regional website, and for the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.