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du Keeps its Office and Shop Environments Healthy

UAE telecommunications provider, du recently received a renewal of its prestigious UL certification program. The certification is a testament to its continuous efforts to ensure the highest standards of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are maintained throughout its offices and stores across the UAE and new shop locations such as Al Salam Tower Flagship, Mirdif City Centre, Fujairah City Centre and Me’aisem City Centre.  du continues to ensure that its office environments and stores promote the healthiest settings for its employees and customers, resulting in increased productivity and a happy workforce.

“At du, we have developed a powerful culture of well-being. The UL IAQ Certification program is a testament to our efforts to ensure we have a workplace that promotes employees well-being and guarantees that our customer's experience is enriched whilst visiting our store locations. Our main objective is to ensure that our workplace well-being and environments promote a healthy, safe, productive and happy workforce. In line with this du has, in recent years, emerged as an employer of choice here in the UAE. We aim to serve as a role model for companies in the UAE and across the world when it comes to employee safety and welfare”, Abdulhadi Alalyak, Senior Vice President Corporate Services, du.

UL Environment’s Building IAQ Certification Program is the world’s most comprehensive IAQ certification and preventative maintenance program for the built environment.  Based on extensive tests, UL has assured that the du buildings certified exceed the highest indoor air quality standards in accordance to the UL 2891 standard. du’s buildings and systems underwent comprehensive visual inspections and air testing to evaluate common air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, CO2, CO, moisture, and dust.

Furthermore, this IAQ certification stands to reassure its commitment to other international recognised standards that focus on occupant Health and Wellbeing. The international WELL Building Standards community that the UAE telecommunications provider is associated with echoes du’s many initiatives and programmes. In fact, research conducted by the IWBI has highlighted that practices promoting good air quality for its occupants result in health benefits by controlling allergies, the common colds and flu’s and other related respiratory conditions.

In addition to du’s endeavour to ensure its offices and stores have the highest quality of air, du has continued to ensure its workforce are active and happy.  Through its wellness programs, the company has introduced fitness incentives by introducing fitness challenges, exercise clubs, recreational spaces that not only promote a healthy lifestyle but increases productivity and happiness which is the key vision of the UAE’s Happiness Strategy.


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