SEGRO publishes its 2011 Sustainability Report30/03/2012
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The 2011 SEGRO Sustainability Report provides an update on performance against targets set out in 2009 as part of the company's five-year sustainability strategy. To view the report go to: http://www.segro.com/Sustainability/Our-Strategy/
During 2011, SEGRO continued to make progress against its sustainability targets, which have been achieved through the commitment of its employees to implementing a range of sustainability initiatives across the business.
Progress this year has included working closely with customers to complete photovoltaic panel installations at 18 of SEGRO's industrial buildings in the UK, Germany and Belgium. The company's portfolio overall has the potential to generate 3,455MWh of renewable energy. A proactive approach - as legislative requirements for renewable energy at commercial properties continue to increase - has positioned SEGRO as a forerunner in this area.
At Energy Park, Vimercate, near Milan, the company was awarded the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certificate for one of its buildings. This was the first building to be awarded such a level of accreditation in Italy. In Germany, it also received a 'Gold' rating from the German Sustainable Building Council (DNGB) for a logistics development completed in 2011 for a retailer.
As part of SEGRO's drive to reduce its energy consumption and simultaneously enhance the quality and robustness of its data, the company appointed specialist energy consultant Inenco to monitor and manage its energy usage in the UK. These changes are expected to begin to be implemented by working with Inenco on SEGRO's operations in Continental Europe during 2012.
The company has also remained highly focused on investing in the local communities in which they have a major business presence. In 2011 SEGRO increased its investment in good causes through the donation of time, money and business space by 42 per cent, to £1.7m, and was pleased to support 80 charities and community groups compared with 52 in 2010.
SEGRO is Europe's leading owner-manager and developer of industrial property. We serve over 1,600 customers across a range of industry sectors and geographies. Our portfolio comprises £5.1 billion of assets concentrated in and around major conurbations and transportation hubs such as airports, ports and motorway intersections.
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