Workers doing repair work on top of a roof

Resilient Roofing Creates Economic and Environmental Value

With a focus on sustainable roofing practices, Prologis saves money and reduces waste. 

NAREIT Leader in the Light Award - 2018

Prologis Receives NAREIT’s Industrial Leader in the Light Award for Seventh Year Running

NAREIT again recognizes Prologis’ superior portfolio-wide ESG practices.

Prologis Japan Award

Prologis Japan and Nippon Prologis REIT Win Logistics Environmental Enlightenment Award

Prologis’ significant contributions to sustainability are recognized by the Japan Association for Logistics and Transport.

Environmental Stewardship Fast Facts for 2018

  • 186 MW of solar energy installations
  • 374 sustainable building certifications totaling 139 million square feet in 18 countries 
  • 88% of total operating portfolio has efficient lighting
  • 42% of total operating portfolio has cool/reflective roofing
Data as of December 31, 2018
Prologis Park Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

Prologis Park Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

Prologis Green Bond

Green bonds are used to fund investments in environmentally friendly projects in accordance with our Green Bond Framework. Prologis announced the pricing of its first green bond on March 1, 2018, by one of its co-investment vehicles, Prologis European Logistics Fund (PELF). Subsequent green bonds were issued by co-investment vehicles, including Nippon Prologis REIT (NPR) in August 2018 and PELF again in November 2018 and July 2019.

Proceeds will fund investments in, or refurbishments of, properties, which have or will receive certain levels of LEED, DNGB, BREEAM, HQE or CASBEE certifications or result in environmentally beneficial improvements to boost energy and water efficiency or support renewable energy production, such as LED lighting, cool roofing, and rooftop solar installations.

Certified Facilities

LEED Certification

Prologis LEED-Certified Warehouses

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rating system for building sustainability standards in more than 150 countries. including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and France.

BREEAM Certification

Prologis BREEAM-Accredited Warehouses

BREEAM, or Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method, is the sustainability rating system for buildings in over 75 countries, including those in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

HQE Certification

Prologis HQE-Certified Warehouses

HQE, or Hauté Qualite Environmentale, is the environmental evaluation and certification system for buildings in France.

DGNB Certification


DGNB, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, is the rating system used to assess the sustainability and environmental impact of buildings in Germany.

CASBEE Certification

Prologis CASBEE-Assessed Warehouses

CASBEE, Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency, is the Japanese system for evaluating and rating buildings’ environmental performance.

ISO 14001


Prologis has established a global Environmental Management System that is implemented, maintained and continuously improved in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, and which is externally certified by DNV GL. Prologis’ development management activities have been certified under ISO 14001 in the UK and Europe since 2008, in North America since 2016, and in Japan since 2018.

Environmental Goals and Accomplishments for 2018

  • Goal

    100% of new development designed with a goal of certification where recognized sustainability rating systems are available

  • Goal 2

    100% energy-efficient lighting across our operating portfolio

  • Goal 3

    200 MW of solar in our portfolio by 2020


57 new projects comprising 19.9 MSF resulting in 139 MSF across 374 projects in 18 countries


88% of our operating portfolio has energy-efficient lighting (based on 96% surveyed)


11 MW of solar installations resulting in 186 MW of total generating capacity

Infographic Sustainable Prologis Warehouses

Sustainable Design Features of Prologis Buildings

At Prologis, we know that our buildings will make an impact on the communities where they are located and the people who work inside of them. They become part of the local landscape and remain there for many years.

Prologis carbon footprint - green group solihull

Science Based Target

In 2018, Prologis became the first logistics real estate company with an approved Science Based Target (SBT): Prologis commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 21 percent by 2025 and 56 percent by 2040 from a 2016 base-year. Prologis also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 15 percent by 2025 and 40 percent by 2040 from a 2016 base-year.