NORTHBROOK, ILL.—Several new facilities around the world have achieved GBAC STAR facility accreditation from The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. Designed to help facilities of all sizes develop a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention, GBAC STAR helps facilities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus.
“GBAC STAR continues to be a sought-after program because it offers credible third-party validation and provides organizations with a practical framework for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We are excited to welcome these organizations into the prestigious group of GBAC STAR-accredited facilities.”
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, one of the first organizations to commit to GBAC STAR as a part of its Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, revealed the first properties to achieve accreditation:
- Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami;
- Hyatt Regency Kiev in Kiev, Ukraine;
- Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort in Phuket, Thailand; and
- Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
With a peak capacity of more than 100,000 spectators, AT&T Stadium, home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in Irving, Texas, joins an impressive list of stadiums and arenas to earn GBAC STAR accreditation.
Acceditation Through Leading Hotels of the World
The Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort in Tragaki Beach, Zakynthos, Greece, received accreditation through Leading Hotels of the World, a collection of uncommon luxury hotels that offers its members GBAC STAR facility accreditation as a part of its Healthy Stays Commitment.
Additionally, ISSA CIMS-GB-certified building service contractor Farnek Services, LLC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is among the first of its kind to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation for its own facility.
“The demand for the GBAC STAR program continues to grow as more facilities seek a formal approach to cleaning and disinfection,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “From hotels to stadiums to independent building service contractors, we’re working with organizations of varying sizes and types to ensure they are ready for biorisk situations.”
To review a full list of GBAC STAR accredited facilities, committed facilities, and industry supporters, visit https://gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-facilities-and-supporters/. Additionally, hear from leaders of GBAC STAR-accredited facilities in the GBAC STAR Experience video series, available at https://gbac.issa.com/media/.
To apply for GBAC STAR facility accreditation, visit gbac.org/star.