8 September 2017

GRESB recognises Dexus as a global sustainability leader

Dexus has been recognised as world leader by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), in recognition of the group’s sustainability commitment and performance.

GRESB is the global standard real estate benchmark dedicated to assessing the sustainability performance of the sector. The index covers $3.7 trillion of real estate assets across 62 countries, assessing management approaches and measured performance outcomes. GRESB benchmarks company performance for the benefit of investors who are placing a higher importance on responsible and ethical investment.

Dexus CEO, Darren Steinberg said: “We are pleased to be recognised by GRESB once again for our continued sustainability leadership. Being named a global sector leader recognises our success in delivering world class, sustainable properties and is testament to the hard work and efforts of our sustainability team.”

Dexus Office Trust was the top ranked Australian listed entity, and named 1st amongst global listed office entities. Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF) was named Global Sector Leader for diversified office/retail entities.

Head of Group Sustainability and Energy, Paul Wall, said: “Through our sustainability approach we are creating efficient, resilient and liveable places. Our customers have benefited through energy savings of $93 million since 2008, and an increased focus on customer amenity and wellbeing, while lessening our environmental impact on the broader community.

“We continue to challenge ourselves by setting ambitious targets and delivering on them,” Mr Wall added.

Dexus has also retained its position in the DJSI World, Asia Pacific and Australia indices, based on our performance in the DJSI RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment which evaluates environmental, social and governance outcomes of listed companies globally.