The Ascott Limited signs global agreement with Bureau Veritas to certify its properties worldwide with Ascott Cares Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label

Jul. 21 2020

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, and Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, have signed a global agreement to provide independent audits and certification for the hygiene and safety standards of Ascott’s properties worldwide.

The Ascott Cares Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label is a holistic programme developed in partnership with Ascott by leveraging Bureau Veritas’ health, hygiene and safety expertise of more than 190 years in providing testing, inspection and certification.

Bureau Veritas will conduct field audits at Ascott properties to ensure that the nine commitments under Ascott Cares meet the stringent requirements of Bureau Veritas' inspection programme.

Alfred Ong, Head, Global Operations, The Ascott Limited, commented:

At Ascott, we continue to place the health and well-being of our guests and staff as our top priority. As international travel gradually resumes, our partnership with Bureau Veritas offers our guests a greater peace of mind as they book their stay with Ascott. Our guests can continue to place their trust in Ascott to provide a home away from home that is not only comfortable, but also clean, secure and safe. With a safe working environment, our staff are also able to better focus on caring for our guests.  We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests back home at Ascott.”

Juliano Cardoso, Executive Vice President, The Commodities, Industry & Facilities Division, Asia, Pacific and Middle East, Bureau Veritas, commented:

“We are very pleased to work with Ascott properties globally. The Ascott Cares Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label allows Ascott to attest its commitment to reassure its guests that appropriate health, hygiene and safety standards are met and ensure safe working conditions for its employees through a consistent approach across all its properties. During this current health crisis, ensuring compliance to recommended health, hygiene and safety standards are at the forefront throughout society. We are proud to play our part in Shaping a World of Trust.”