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We have integrated 5S practices into our business functions and organisational culture. In 2020, we were honoured for our efforts at the National 5S Excellence Award hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

To achieve operational excellence, corporate organisations are increasingly following the 5S management techniques. The techniques focus on effective workplace organisation and reducing waste while improving quality and safety.

The idea behind 5S is that cleanliness, neatness, discipline and standardisation in the workplace are the prerequisites for delivering high-quality products and services, with little or no waste and with high productivity. Implementing the 5S management techniques at work thus leads to less waste, better quality and faster lead times. This in turn makes an organisation more profitable and competitive in the market.

At Brookfield Properties, we have integrated 5S practices into our business functions and culture. All our campuses are working towards IGBC Platinum certifications for operational buildings, universal accessibility, indoor air quality management systems, shared mobility solutions, and thematic landscaping with art installations. We have appointed a 5S Committee to ensure that there is regular 5S activity implementation for development and improvement.

The 5S stands for five Japanese words: Seri (sort) Seiton (set in order) Seiso (shine) Seiketsu (standardise) Shitsuke (sustain)

Implementing 5S techniques in the workplace is important because it can result in getting the work done more efficiently and effectively.

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In 2020, our efforts in this regard were recognised at the National 5S Excellence Award hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Our Candor TechSpace campus in Kolkata was the runner-up in the services sector under the ‘Large’ category. Our Candor TechSpace campuses in Sectors 48 and 21 in Gurugram, as well as Equinox in Mumbai, received ‘Gold’ ratings.

CII organises this award show annually to motivate and recognise member companies that implement and sustain 5S practices in their organisation. Participating companies are awarded based on a structured on-site evaluation by a team of qualified assessors as per the selected criteria. Companies belonging to small, mid and large-scale industries participated in the event.

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We believe that, when done right, 5S can be a launching pad for any organisation to succeed in the global economy. Implementing 5S techniques in the workplace is important because it can result in getting the work done more efficiently and effectively.

Moreover, a fresh, clean and trash-free environment can contribute to an effective working experience. Therefore, we keep our campuses clean and organised to give a favourable environment to our employees and tenants at work.