We have been a leading investor, owner and manager of prime logistics real estate for more than 30 years. Over this time, our buildings have evolved, remaining at the forefront of innovation in order to deliver the highest quality warehouses using ‘best in class’ specifications that are constructed in a sustainable way.
We are aware of the impact our business can have on the environment and on natural resources. We go to great lengths to mitigate this impact by embedding sustainability in the way we plan, build and manage our portfolio. Our culture of pioneering innovation has resulted in over 2,000,000 sq m of environmentally certified warehousing in Europe.
Our Development Process
Among our primary objectives is to reduce our carbon footprint. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the requirements of local legislative, regulatory and environmental codes of practice.
We have been one of the pioneers on developing sustainable buildings since the company’s origins. In 2004, we launched our Eco Template, a framework for continually improving the environmental attributes of our developments and this is something we share with both customers and competitors. This suite of green initiatives delivers energy savings of 25% compared to traditional warehouses. In this way, we provide thought leadership and encourage best practice across the industry. We believe looking after our planet should be a shared responsibility rather than a competitive issue. We aim for all our new buildings to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification for sustainability. That is a high bar we have set ourselves, but we are committed to being an industry leader when it comes to sustainability.
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