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TH Real Estate earns A+ Rating in latest principles for responsible investment sustainability benchmark results

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TH Real Estate has earned an A+ Rating in the latest benchmark assessment from ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ (PRI), the world's leading proponent of responsible investment supported by the United Nations. The initiative is a premier global benchmark which assesses asset managers’ integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into decision-making and ownership practices. The 2016 assessment reviewed 1,000 participants including all major global asset managers.

The benchmark assessment has two components, a ‘Strategy and Governance Scorecard’ (for all asset managers) and a ‘Real Estate Scorecard’ (for real estate managers). TH Real Estate earned A+ and A ratings respectively.

Mike Sales, Head of TH Real Estate, said:An increasing number of our clients place a strong weighting on the PRI benchmark results when assessing our commitment and capacity around sustainability. As an established global investment management company with close to $100bn of real estate assets, TH Real Estate recognises the important role we can play in helping meet carbon reduction targets, while also enhancing returns and better managing risks. A key component of our firm’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ strategy is centered on the strong sustainability performance of our portfolio.  PRI’s assessment and our recent GRESB results are testament to our market-leading sustainability platform.”

Read further about TH Real Estate’s sustainability achievements in our latest report:

2015 highlights included –

  • Six of our Funds achieved  ‘Green Stars’ in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

  • Slashed carbon footprint by almost 25% on retail portfolio. Carbon footprint tracking programme also expanded across European, Australian, and Brazilian Portfolio.

  • A year-on-year reduction in energy and water use intensity across our industrial and office portfolio.

  • Roll out of responsible supply chain initiative across global property managers to ensure compliance with high sustainability standards

  • Over 40% of employees volunteered in their local community in 2015

Disclaimer Issued by Henderson Real Estate Asset Management Limited, 201 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3BN. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. TH Real Estate is a name under which Henderson Real Estate Asset Management Limited provides investment products and services.

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