SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced that is has been recognized by two organizations that rank companies based on their success in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG). The company received high marks from both the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and Asia Pacific.
GRESB is known for its rigorous assessment of the sustainability performance of real estate companies and funds worldwide. Nippon Prologis REIT (NPR) achieved a first-place recognition out of 51 global industrial peers ranked by GRESB.
In addition to being named the overall leader, GRESB named Prologis and its funds a sector leader in all three of the company's operating regions: the Americas, Europe and Asia. Prologis also earned GRESB's top Green Star accolades for all nine of its survey responses, up from seven Green Stars in 2015. These were awarded to Prologis, Inc., NPR, its four European funds and its three North American funds. Prologis' high GRESB scores reflect the company's commitment to business practices that enforce and support ESG.
The DJSI, launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark, also recognizes companies for their elite ESG efforts and successes.
Prologis was named to the 2016 DJSI for North America and Asia Pacific. The company has been included on the DJSI-North America nine times and is the only industrial REIT on the list. Prologis has twice been named to the DJSI-Asia Pacific.
"We've set high ESG goals for Prologis, and I am proud of the recognition of our efforts," said Jeannie Renné-Malone, vice president, Sustainability. "Earning this recognition from GRESB and DJSI is the direct result of our collaboration across departments and continents and is a testament to our objective to lead the industry in sustainability."
To learn more about Prologis' corporate responsibility programs and read the company's 2015 Sustainability Report, please go to: https://www.prologis.com/en/sustainability.html.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of June 30, 2016, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 666 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 20 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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