Sunrise Senior Living Earns WELL Health-Safety Rating Across Entire North American Portfolio
Sunrise becomes the largest senior living provider to adopt the WELL rating across its portfolio of communities and the first senior living provider in the world to participate in WELL at scale, demonstrating its commitment to well-being for all residents, families, team members, and visitors.
Sunrise Senior Living, a leading provider of personalized senior living services, is proud to advance a company-wide culture of health, well-being, and safety by achieving the prestigious WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management across its entire portfolio of 270-plus communities in the U.S. and Canada, spanning 21 million square feet. The healthy building designation was awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the global authority for transforming health and well-being in buildings, organizations, and communities.
"Earning the prestigious, third-party verified WELL Health-Safety Rating across our entire North American portfolio further strengthens the Sunrise brand and is another example of demonstrating our unwavering ESG commitment as a highly trusted and highly responsible care and wellness partner," said Sunrise Senior Living CEO Jack R. Callison Jr. "With our WELL achievement, residents, team members, and other stakeholders can feel an even higher level of confidence and safety at Sunrise, further supporting our vision of creating the preferred lifestyle for enjoying longer, healthier, and happier lives."
To achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all new and existing buildings, Sunrise met rigorous requirements validating it prioritizes the wellness of those who live, work, and visit at each community. Specifically, criteria included demonstrating a proven and consistent commitment to cleaning and sanitation procedures, emergency preparedness, health service resources including mental health, innovation, and stakeholder engagement and communication.
According to IWBI, Sunrise is the largest provider in the senior living industry to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating across its entire organization and the first in the world in the sector to achieve this rating by participating in the WELL at scale pathway. In doing so, Sunrise is making a long-term commitment to ensuring the highest health and safety standards, leading to optimal environments promoting wellness, productivity, and higher team member and resident satisfaction.
"Innovators like Sunrise Senior Living are doubling down on health leadership by following the science and implementing the evidence-based solutions and strategies found in WELL," said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO, IWBI. "We congratulate Sunrise for becoming the largest senior living provider to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating at the enterprise level. This accomplishment is a testament to their longtime commitment to the health, well-being, and safety of all those who live, visit, and work at Sunrise communities."
By participating in WELL at scale, Sunrise also joins global brands and Fortune 500 firms across multiple industries including healthcare, hospitality, retail, and financial services that are leading the charge to prioritize, deliver, and benchmark health and well-being impacts across their entire organizations.