Did you know that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted than the air outdoors and that it can hamper business productivity and outcome? To create awareness about this, Candor TechSpace recently organised the Workspace Efficiency Summit on Indoor Air Quality in association with ETRealty.com and clean-air partner Honeywell.
Workplace Efficiency Summit on Indoor Air Quality was organised in New Delhi on 25th July 2019 as a collaborative effort of Candor TechSpace (as presenting partner), ETRealty.com and clean-air partner Honeywell. The Summit brought together government officials, industry leaders and health-care experts who discussed on the topic, ‘Is Air Pollution Hampering Business Productivity and Outcome?’
The summit began with an introduction to the subject by Shantanu Chakraborty, Senior VP, Brookfield Properties. This was followed by a panel discussion on the effects of indoor air pollution on productivity and general well-being of employees. The panel comprised Brigadier Harpreet Singh Kaura, Executive Director – National Administration, KPMG India; Kashish Daya Kapoor, AVP & Head – Human Resources, NEC Technologies India; Piyush Arora, Director – Strategy & Marketing, Honeywell India; Sanjeev Sethi, Senior Director – Employee Workplace Solutions, Adobe; and Shantanu Chakraborty, Senior VP, Brookfield Properties.
Speaking about the event, Shantanu Chakraborty said, “Deteriorating indoor air quality has a significant impact on employee well-being and productivity. At Candor TechSpace, we understand the evolving needs of the workspace. As a strategic workspace partner to many global organisations, we are committed to providing healthier workspaces. Our collaboration with Honeywell will address the critical issue of purifying indoor air and ring in higher productivity, a healthier work life balance, and enhanced comfort for our clients.”
The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session, where participants asked the panellists several pertinent questions. Our special guest Dr Rashmi Singh (IAS), Secretary at New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), spoke about the various initiatives taken by the government to mitigate indoor and outdoor pollution. She was of the opinion that the Workplace Efficiency Summit dealt with a contemporary issue that was of great relevance to everyone. At the same time, she assured everyone that the government took the matter very seriously and then listed the steps taken at various levels to reduce pollution to acceptable levels, and even below, in Delhi. The final session of the summit saw an informative discussion between Dr Lancelot Pinto, Consultant Respirologist, P D Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre and Sudheer Pal Singh, Editor, ET EnergyWorld.
Poor indoor air quality can have serious repercussions for employee productivity and business outcome. It also affects the decision-making of top management. We hope that this summit has put the attending companies on the path to boosting their workplace performance with a clean indoor air supply.
Our collaboration with Honeywell will address the critical issue of purifying indoor air and ring in higher productivity, a healthier work life balance, and enhanced comfort for our clients. –
Shantanu Chakraborty Senior VP , Brookfield Properties