Gecina a committed player in finance and real estate
We wanted to take the time to congratulate the real estate company Gecina, which is one of the 22 French companies appearing this year in the list of climate leaders from the NGO CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), an international benchmark organization in the field of climate change. This organization annually assesses the transparency, commitment and performance of large listed companies in the field of combating climate change.
This rating from A salutes the significant performance of Gecina, whose greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 32% on average compared to 2008, with a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
To cope with the energy transition affecting the real estate industry, Gecina has implemented, for several years, many actions to reduce the carbon footprint of its heritage, in particular:
- Improve the energy performance of its buildings in operation;
- Prefer energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases (urban hot and cold networks, biomethane, electricity guaranteed from renewable sources);
- Measure and limit indirect emissions from construction materials used during major renovations;
- Innovate and accelerate decarbonization by setting up an internal carbon fund.
“Obtaining the maximum score in this benchmark ranking in terms of climate change is a real encouragement for a company like Gecina which has made low carbon one of the four priorities of its CSR policy. It illustrates the relevance of our commitment to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to 2008 and to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050 “, comments Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina.
Gecina, at the heart of urban life
To present Gecina, for those who do not know, it is a Listed Real Estate Investment Company (SIIC) on Euronext Paris and which integrated the indices SBF 120, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good, DJSI Europe and World, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders and Vigeo. At the same time to materialize its civic commitments, Gecina created a corporate foundation dedicated to protecting the environment and supporting all forms of disability.
“At the heart of urban life, we design and manage innovative and sustainable living spaces.”
Gecina owns, manages and develops a property portfolio of 19.9 billion euros at the end of June 2019. The property company focuses its activity around the largest portfolio of offices in Europe, located almost 97% in Île-de-France, and a diversification pole composed in particular of residential assets. Gecina has placed sustainable innovation at the heart of its strategy to create value and anticipate the expectations of its 100,000 customers and end users, thanks to the involvement and expertise of its employees, who are committed to sober, fluid and inclusive city. To offer its customers a high quality of service and support the evolution of their needs, Gecina launched YouFirst, its relational brand.
Like what we can be an important player in finance and be a committed company, respectful of the environment. Definitely a model to follow.
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