Toronto Congress Centre pursues GBAC STAR accreditation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Press release

The Toronto Congress Centre (TCC) is the first venue in Canada to pursue the GBAC STAR accreditation for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

TCC’s decision to pursue the GBAC STAR accreditation, a program administered by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA, aligns with the introduction of its C.H.A.S.E – Customer Health and Safety Ensured program, which was launched by TCC in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The C.H.A.S.E program takes into consideration the latest science surrounding sanitation practices and preventative technology and addresses every aspect of the TCC and its risk prevention methods. Full details of the program can be found on the TCC’s website.

“As society and economies suffer from the fallout from COVID-19, we have a very important role to play in their recovery,” said David Sutton, TCC chairman and CEO, in a statement. “Our industry builds and runs the marketplaces and meeting places of the world. We connect experts, sectors, and industries. I do not believe there is an ‘on switch’ for the economy to reopen, but the onus lies with us to design a plan to keep people safe. Our C.H.A.S.E program – Customer Health & Safety Ensured – is our comprehensive response to COVID-19, and GBAC STAR will form a substantive part of it. Through the program we will continue to lead our industry out of this crisis and hope to instill a sense of trust and confidence in our customers.”

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