We take our responsibilities seriously
Environmental, social and governance factors are at the heart of our business. Working with respect for both the environment and the needs of stakeholders that include occupiers, local communities and investor partners, we create and manage flexible, energy-efficient buildings designed and built to be best in class, and we commit to upholding high standards throughout the lifecycle of each asset.
Our key areas of focus
Energy and resource efficiency
Green space and biodiversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Community engagement, social impact and local charitable giving
We strive to make a positive impact on the environment, and the potential to do this is always part of our due diligence and decision-making. As a minimum, we ask whether there’s scope for greater energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, and resilience to climate change and extreme weather events, and we review site-specific environmental concerns such as impact on green space and biodiversity.
Our occupiers expect high-quality assets that meet their operating needs, including environmental efficiency, employee wellbeing and safety.
Where we can, we apply the Verdion Building Specification to all development and redevelopment opportunities, leveraging our technical expertise and innovation to create high-quality logistics buildings that can include the features below.
Recycled and renewable materials
Photovoltaic cells and solar heating for renewable energy generation
Air-to-water heat-pump systems
Intelligent and energy-efficient lighting
Bike racks and showers
Electric vehicle charging points
Consideration of health and safety of occupiers
All our new-build projects are designed and processed with the aim of achieving a high level of green building certification, such as DGNB Gold, BREEAM Very Good or LEED Gold accreditation.
Where occupiers need different specifications and designs, we adapt our specification while always striving to make facilities as sustainable as possible.
ESG matters form part of our asset performance updates, reported to investors on a regular basis and reviewed by our Investment Committee. We recommend ways to reduce the environmental footprint of assets and enhance their overall value, through focusing on improving operational efficiency both for occupiers and future purchasers. We also seek to implement Green Lease Clauses wherever possible.