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DNV uses blockchain to certify public health at InterContinental Shanghai

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InterContinental is using a blockchain solution from DNV GL at one of its Shanghai hotels. DNV GL certified that the InterContinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC hotel complies with health and safety protocols for public health protection amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Guangming Daily report said. 

Accreditation and certification body DNV GL has developed a platform for COVID-19 infection risk management that uses blockchain for evidencing health and safety practices followed by an enterprise. 

InterContinental’s adoption of blockchain coincides with the reopening of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), the sprawling complex housing offices and four exhibition centers, situated a few hundred meters from the hotel.  

The public health compliance certificate was issued to InterContinental based on data collected on the blockchain. The system records cleaning of air conditioners, disinfection of the swimming pool, and even the use of each rag used for cleaning a room. 

“At this time, you will find that this is not a simple certificate. It is a professional management system and a powerful work record,” said Kang Wenyu, president of DNV Management Services Group, Greater China. “It adopts hospital-level standards and systems to help companies improve their risk control capabilities and reduce the risk of getting back to work, and also convey confidence to users.” 

Meanwhile, the solution enables guests to view the hotel’s public health safety details by scanning a QR code. 

Oslo-based DNV GL has developed the MyCare solution using ToolChain, the blockchain-as-a-service platform by VeChain. Leveraging MyCare, DNV undertakes several assessments of a firm for the readiness and maturity of its risk management process. 

DNV has also certified the Hongqiao State Guest House for its public health protection standards. According to the report, other structures certified include the Hotel Nikko, Jiangsu Qingshan Conference Center, Fosun Group’s Xingbao Nursing Home in Shanghai and Xingjian Nursing Home in Ningbo. 

Singapore-based VeChain, which has mainly Chinese clients, previously worked with DNV to develop a supply chain assurance platform called MyStory. The certification company has a minority stake in VeChain