Lady Gaga says the Covid-19 pandemic has "mobilised" her to "work on how [she] can help the world", because she wanted to stop feeling "powerless" against the virus.
The 34-year-old singer has said she was inspired to do more to give back to both local and global communities after the coronavirus pandemic took hold last year, because she felt "powerless" when faced with the health crisis.
She said: "We've encountered a super virus that is epic in its disastrous proportions.
"So that feeling of powerlessness in some ways is, I think, something that we all share. [But it] really mobilised me to work on how I can help the world."
Gaga has teamed up with the International WELL Building Institute for its WELL Health-Safety Rating, which assess what buildings and businesses have taken steps to reach a certain level of safety amid Covid-19.