NSI achieves five-star rating in 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment
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. GRESB is a leading, independent organisation offering a global assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance factors for the real estate and infrastructure industry. The recently published GRESB benchmark relates to 2019 and consists of data gathered from 1,229 real estate portfolios globally, responsible for over 96,000 buildings.
NSI has participated in the GRESB Assessment since 2018. This year’s 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. NSI’s score compares favourably to the global industry average of 70 points and an average score of 71 points for the wider listed property sector.
NSI’s sustainability strategy is centred around Future-proof buildings, Energy & Carbon and Health & Wellbeing. The company has made significant strides in all of these areas in the past few years including lower energy consumption. The significant improvement in the scoring in 2019 is mainly the result of detailed initiatives and the substantial amount of consumption data provided on energy, water and waste for each individual asset, a significant increase in the number of BREEAM-certified buildings and better stakeholder engagement.
Bernd Stahli, NSI CEO: “ESG is an integral part of NSI’s business and is incorporated in the decisions we make. We see it as our duty to contribute to a more sustainable world by offering our customers high-quality, healthy workspaces with the lowest possible impact on the environment. We are proud that our efforts have been recognised by GRESB and are fully motivated to continue with additional sustainability initiatives in the years ahead.”