Press Release

Bruuns Galleri, is the first in DK to receive a certificate of high health and safety requirements

Sep. 18 2020

Bureau Veritas has awarded Bruuns Galleri the "SafeGuard Label" and thereby documentation of being in compliance with strict health requirements in this Covid-19 time.

Bruuns Galleri is the first in Denmark to be awarded with the Bureau Veritas’ “SafeGuard” safety mark. With this award Bruuns Galleri can document that an independent third party has reviewed the shopping centre's internal procedures and reviewed the centre's common areas according to a list of strict health, safety and hygiene requirements.

"We want to be able to tell our guests that things are in order in Bruuns Galleri and that they can feel secure when visiting us. From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had high requirements for health and safety procedures in this center, and this certification is just an emphasis on that," says Claus Brændgaard, Center Manager at Bruuns Galleri.

Bruuns Galleri is part of Steen & Strøm, which means that the sister stores, Bryggen in Vejle and Field's in Copenhagen, also have been certified. Bryggen has received the “SafeGuard label” at the same time as Bruuns Galleri, and Field's will follow next week. The collaboration means that an experienced auditor from Bureau Veritas has reviewed the three shopping centres in relation to the requirements which are required to be awarded the Bureau Veritas "SafeGuard" safety mark.

Claus Brændgaard says:
"It means a lot to us that we can open our doors with peace of mind and welcome visitors and employees after implementing SafeGuard's strict safety and health requirements. In the last six months the world has changed, which the presence of hand sanitizer and “keep distance” signs remind us of every day. Together with Bureau Veritas, we have created a kind of trust in a changed world – and our visitors can even follow the label status of each shopping center through QR-codes."

SafeGuard Facts

Bureau Veritas wants to contribute to managing the risks that are present where people live, stay and work. Therefore, Bureau Veritas has developed “SafeGuard” in collaboration with a wide range of experts and stakeholders. The validity of the "SafeGuard" label is 6 months, after which the verification is renewed for 6 months more. After 12 months further use of the label requires that the procedures are quality-assured again.

Read more about Safeguard here

Facts about Bruuns Galleri

  • Bruuns Galleri, together with Bryggen in Vejle, are the first centres in Denmark to be certified with the "SafeGuard label".
  • Bruuns Galleri is Denmark's largest city shopping center with more than 11 million guests annually.
  • Bruuns Galleri has 100 stores. 

Facts about Bureau Veritas

With 78,000 employees, 1,500 offices and laboratories across the globe, Bureau Veritas is one of the world's largest suppliers of testing, inspection, certification and classification. Since 1828 Bureau Veritas has helped customers improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

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For further information:

Claus Brændgaard | Regional Center Manager Bruuns Galleri & Bryggen
Tel. +45 4190 0225

Lone Hansen | Marked Leader Retail & Food, Bureau Veritas
Tel. +45 4119 1116