Madrid Xanadu is committed to implementing Standard 170001 on Universal Accessibility, withdrawing all obstacles limiting accessibility
From its construction, Madrid Xanadu is working on the withdrawal of obstacles limiting accessibility to its facilities and movement within the latter. This provision adopted by the centre and those in charge led to the award in 2009-2010 of the AENOR Accessibility Certificate and to them meeting the renewal commitment every three years. This way, their certification was renewed in April 2013. The intention of the shopping and leisure centre, Madrid Xanadu, is to be an option for all, with nobody feeling left out at all. In this context, implementation of Standard 170001 on Universal Accessibility illustrates the will of the executives, as well as Ivanhoe Cambridge’s, the Canadian Corporation owning the centre and who is firmly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). During the development of the Project, Madrid Xanadu relied on ceis, consultancy firm specialised in projects relating to accessibility certificates. The latter was an excellent collaborator, contributing its experience and technical knowledge to the definition of the processes (accessibility chains) and to the interpretation of the standard itself. Standard UNE 170001 is divided into two parts. The first one describes the so-called MGLC criteria or criteria that have to be borne in mind for the following activities: Moving, Grasping, Location and Communication, to be performed by everyone present in a specific place; that is to say, the criteria that will enable an environment to be universally accessible. And the second part establishes the management system requirements. Therefore, the standard assumes that the way to remember accessibility and to succeed in having all professionals in an organisation taking it into account in all the processes lies on its incorporation to daily management. Having carried out over 20 improvement actions regarding the MGLC requirements, Madrid Xanadu shows its commitment to universal accessibility.