In partnership with Bureau Veritas, each of the 11 centres in the portfolio that is operated by VIA Outlets has received the certificate.

Europe’s fastest growing owner-operator of premium fashion outlet destinations – has partnered with leading testing and certification expert Bureau Veritas in the light of Covid-19 to create a ‘Safer Shopping’ certificate, which has now been granted to every centre in VIA Outlets’ 11-strong portfolio.

This is the latest initiative in VIA Outlets’ ongoing work to ensure a safe shopping experience, and verifies that the many safety precautions the company has implemented since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak are truly setting a new standard for the entire industry.

Otto Ambagtsheer, CEO, commented: “Having closely followed the advice of health authorities and governments throughout the coronavirus pandemic, working with a third party certification firm like Bureau Veritas to establish a standard for our health and safety practices felt like the natural next step. Our hope is that this certification will further reinforce the message to our guests that we have taken every step to ensure the safest possible shopping experience. The health and wellbeing of our guests, staff and brand partners is always our highest priority.”