Certification

For shopping centers & Retail Destinations

The only internationally acknowledged resilience certification program for shopping centers

SAFE Shopping Centers offers the only internationally acknowledged resilience certification program for shopping centers. Based on the Risk, Resilience, and Security Standard© , SAFE Shopping Centers conducts on-site asset assessments, where compliant shopping centers receive the SAFE RetailDestination© designation.

 

Why a certification?

Demonstrate duty of care
Investors, owners and operators are expected to do everything ‘reasonably possible’ to protect the health and safety of employees, tenants and visitors

Boost property value
In routine valuations, investments are increasingly assessed for safety, security and risk.

Increase brand value
Besides simply being safe, a premium location must also feel safe. This is crucial for increasing dwell time, driving repeat visitation and boosting sales

Reduce risk and insurance costs
Minimizing liability risks, protecting against security threats, and reducing the risk of business interruption allows the optimization of insurance-related costs

Certification process

The well proven certification process is designed to review all applicable aspects of your operation while minimizing the impact on your day-to-day business.
During the certificates’ three-year validity cycle, SAFE Shopping Centers representatives will conduct an initial assessment at the shopping center, followed by two annual compliance verifications based on information and documentation submitted by the client.
As a certified center you will have yearly contact with your designated auditor.

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