29 November 2016
Dexus recognised for climate leadership
Dexus (Dexus) has been recognised as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, a global disclosure system on environmental impact.
Dexus is among 9% of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate A List, in recognition of its actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.
Importantly, investors and purchasers use the CDP to access environmental information for use in financial decisions. Dexus is one of only six Australian companies to have been included in CDP’s climate A List.
Dexus CEO, Darren Steinberg said: “Our commitment to optimising the environmental performance and resilience of our buildings has improved the quality of our office portfolio and delivered on the needs of our customers, while reducing the impact of our operations on the environment.”
Dexus has a strong track record of setting and achieving ambitious emissions reduction targets, and has been benchmarking the sustainability performance of its listed property portfolio since 2008. This approach has resulted in a 40% reduction in energy consumption and emissions in Dexus’s office portfolio since 2008, and the Group has committed to a further 10% reduction by 2020.
Dexus Head of Group Sustainability and Energy, Paul Wall said: "The achievement of our 2020 target will result in a 50% reduction in emissions from our 2008 baseline. We have also committed to delivering 1,000,000 square metres of office space with a minimum 5 star NABERS Energy rating in the same timeframe.
“Our approach to continuous improvement across our existing office portfolio is carried through to new developments which create workplaces of the future by integrating environmental and occupant wellbeing outcomes within connected, vibrant and resilient workspaces.”
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