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CIBC global headquarters becomes largest workplace in Canada to achieve WELL Certification at the Platinum level

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2023 /CNW/ - CIBC today announced it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level for its new global headquarters from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). This achievement places the bank's workspace at CIBC SQUARE as the largest workplace to achieve WELL Certification at the Platinum level across all sectors in Canada and in the financial sector, globally.

The WELL Building Standard (WELL) is the premier building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and well-being through the buildings where we live, work and play. WELL Certification at the Platinum level represents the highest pinnacle of health achievement across WELL's 10 core concepts that include: air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind and community.

"We are very proud to be recognized for our incredible new workplace at CIBC SQUARE," said Veni Iozzo, Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Real Estate and Workplace Transformation. "Much attention to detail went into designing our space with a commitment to providing our employees with the best health and wellbeing amenities and standards."

Some of the performance features that contributed to this award include:

  • Dedicated spaces designed to enhance employee wellness including wellbeing rooms, reflection rooms, rejuvenation corners and a lactation suite
  • Sit-stand workstations located along windows so all employees have access to natural light
  • Healthy nourishment options available to all employees in their workspaces
  • Annual monitoring and testing of air, water and thermal quality standards
  • Accessibility and universal design elements that exceed standards

"Leaders in the financial sector understand the value of creating healthy spaces for their clients and more resilient workplaces for their employees," said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO, IWBI. "We applaud CIBC's achievement of WELL Certification at the highest level, signaling their commitment to people-first places."

In addition to achieving WELL Certification at the Platinum level from the IWBI, CIBC's workspace at CIBC SQUARE is also LEED Platinum Certified, the highest level of achievement under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system.

About CIBC  

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 13 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network and locations across Canada, with offices in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at

About the International WELL Building Institute

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world's leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and its WELL ratings, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellbeing everywhere. International WELL Building Institute, IWBI, the WELL Building Standard, WELL v2, WELL Certified, WELL AP, WELL Score, The WELL Conference, We Are WELL, the WELL Community Standard, WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Performance Rating, WELL Equity Rating, WELL Equity, Works with WELL, WELL and others, and their related logos are trademarks or certification marks of International WELL Building Institute pbc in the United States and other countries.


For further information: Kira Smylie, CIBC Communications & Public Affairs, 416-980-2949 or; IWBI: