Sustainability

Introduction

Sustainability is an integral part of NSI’s value creation strategy. Our business model is geared towards offering and developing future-proof buildings, minimising our carbon footprint, and creating inspiring, flexible working environments articulated around the health and well-being of their occupants.

We recognise that our industry significantly contributes to the global carbon footprint, and we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. By making our spaces more efficient,
developing in a sustainable way, and always looking for new and better ways of doing things we deliver on our ESG targets while offering the very best experiences for our customers.

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Our ambition level

Our ESG strategy is built around three focus areas addressing the most relevant environmental and social trends to create value for our stakeholders: Future-proof buildings, Energy & Carbon and Health & Wellbeing. Improving our ESG performance has been an integral part of our long-term value creation strategy.

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Personnel & organisation

NSI aims to create healthy, inspiring and flexible working environments for its tenants and promotes a healthy way of working for its employees. Moreover, we aim to have a positive impact on the community. NSI considers an active lifestyle important to the health and well-being of its employees, and it therefore promotes physical activity, healthy nutrition and a healthy work-life balance.

We recognise the benefits of diversity and are fully committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment when it comes to recruitment and selection, training and development, performance reviews and promotion. Our culture is based on the principles of mutual respect and non- discrimination irrespective of nationality, age, disability, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

The NSI employee gender breakdown was 42% female and 58% male. The breakdown on the Management Board was 50% female to 50% male and in the Supervisory Board 40% female and 60% male.

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EPRA

In September 2019 NSI was awarded the EPRA sBPR silver award and sBPR most improved award

EPRA sustainability performance measures

You can view our EPRA sustainability performance measures by clicking the following link: EPRA Sustainability Performance Measures

GRESB

NSI N.V. has achieved a five-star rating in the annual GRESB Real Estate Assessment. This is the highest GRESB rating possible and recognition for being an industry leader.

The result of 88 points (out of 100) is NSI’s best score so far and a significant improvement on last year’s score of 71 points and an initial score of 49 points in 2018. The improvement highlights the journey NSI has been on the past few years.

Sustainable development goals

The following SDGs are currently most relevant to our ESG programme, and reflected in our overarching priorities: