by Brianna Crandall — January 10, 2022 — GP PRO, a division of global paper and building product manufacturer Georgia-Pacific, has just announced that it has joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program as a Keystone member. In joining, GP PRO says it is advancing its long-standing commitment to the overall health and well-being of building occupants and aligning with like-minded companies seeking to enhance buildings and communities to help people thrive.
IWBI is a public benefit corporation 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 the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and well-being for everyone, everywhere.
The membership program at IWBI convenes, celebrates and fosters collaboration with companies and organizations who are leading the movement to advance human health in buildings and communities around the world. This dynamic framework allows GP PRO to tap into IWBI’s expansive resources and knowledge and demonstrates the company’s alignment with IWBI’s mission.
In addition, IWBI and its members will benefit from GP PRO’s industry insights and relevant research findings, which the company will share to further support a mutual commitment to hygiene and wellness.
Rachel Hodgdon, president and CEO of IWBI, remarked:
The IWBI membership community’s steady growth complements a growing global commitment to people-first places. Health and well-being are investments that we know pay dividends in times of struggle and of success. We’re excited and humbled to work alongside these global leaders to advance this movement toward a better and healthier future for everyone, everywhere.
Kimber Shray, vice president of marketing with GP PRO, stated:
GP PRO has long been a leader in advancing health and hygiene in facilities across the country. Joining IWBI allows us to further drive these efforts by working alongside similarly focused industry thought leaders to create meaningful, positive and transformative change for the betterment of all.
Shray also noted that GP Center, a 52-story Class A office building boasting 1.3 million square feet and home to Georgia-Pacific and its GP PRO subsidiary, is WELL Health-Safety Rated by IWBI.
GP PRO manufactures and sells such well-known brands as ActiveAire, Angel Soft Professional Series, Brawny, Compact, Dixie, Dixie Ultra, enMotion, and Pacific Blue. GP PRO products meet restroom, foodservice, and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, foodservice, high traffic, lodging, retail, and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America.