Prologis Awarded BiodiverCity® Label "Excellent" For its Use of Biodiversity at Marly-la-Ville Project.
- Prologis achieves the BiodiverCity® label's highest performance level with a score of AAAB, making Prologis Park Marly the first logistics operation to be rated Outstanding.
- Internationally recognised for its complete ecological performance and innovative approach.
Paris, 25 October 2018 – Prologis, global leader in logistics real estate is awarded the highest BiodiverCity® label by the IBPC (International Biodiversity and Property Council), in recognition of its use of biodiversity at its Marly-la-Ville development. The label is recognises the "ecological performance" of a building based on four broad sets of criteria: the commitment, the project, the ecological potential and the amenity services provided.
The BiodiverCity® label
Prologis has long been committed to managing its impact on the environment by redeveloping brownfield sites, running initiatives aimed at curbing water and energy consumption and reuse and recycling of demolition waste. As further proof of its commitment, Prologis is developing HQE, BREEAM and LEED-certified warehouse spaces, and is the only logistics real estate actor that has held ISO 14001 certification for a decade. By placing innovation at the core of its strategy, Prologis is not only boosting the environmental performance of its clients but also helping to preserve the environment.
Prologis Park Marly, an illustration of ecological commitment
By creating outdoor spaces that are well thought out and designed as genuine ecosystems, Prologis made a commitment to optimise the Marly site's integration into its ecological setting: 18,000m² of grass wetland, 9,000m² of planted trees preserved, a 100m² forest pool providing habitat for the palmate newt (a member of the salamander family), 2,000m² of orchard and a number of local plantations.
Prologis also pledged to follow a sustainable approach during its operations as set out in an ecological management plan. Improvements in the site's ecological potential can also be tracked and evaluated by organising ecological monitoring,
Prologis Park Marly, bold actions to support target species for optimised ecological potential
This project makes a special provision for living creatures by creating sheltered spots, rebuilding biotopes and spaces that support certain target species such as amphibians, bats, little owls, passerine birds, moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) and wall lizards.
Measures taken to enable species to build homes and accelerate their development are the creation of a forest pool, making shelters in trees, putting up nesting boxes, maintaining the wetland areas, planting spontaneous-growing nectar-producing shrubs, and building low walls by filling gabion cages with local stone.
Prologis Park Marly, a project that directly benefits the well-being of site users
The sites diverse landscape components are able to provide a range of uses beyond the primary logistics activities.
For example, building a fitness trail will enable people to enjoy the quality of the surroundings and exercise using equipment provided. A biophilic space in a wetland area shaded by ancient trees will invite visitors to relax in a natural environment during break times. A vegetable garden will also be created for site users.
There is also a space intended for apiculture, where three beehives will be installed.
"Prologis has been environmentally conscious since the beginning. As sector leader, we have a duty to set the bar by making innovative contributions that have a positive impact on our planet. Obtaining the BiodiverCity label is more than recognition of our company DNA, it highlights our approach towards supporting sustainable development and biodiversity makes an impact. We are resolved, as a company to being a good neighbour, and one whose employees invest their efforts dayly to find value-creating solutions for our stakeholders, the society we live in and our planet", says Cécile Tricault, senior vice president and country manager for Prologis France.
 Prologis's "Marly" and "Moissy 2 Les chevrons" parks illustrate this perfectly.
 Biophilia: the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes – Edward O. Wilson
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2018, 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 771 million square feet (72 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
About the IBPC
The IBPC is a non-profit association comprised of colleges that represent different sectors: investors, promoters, developers, engineering companies, builders, and suppliers of equipment and green spaces. The founder members of the IBPC are Bolloré Logistics, Les Jardins de Gally, the Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, Gecina, the League for Bird Protection, Bouygues Construction and Elan. The chairman of IBPC is Luc Monteil, Head of Real Estate at Bolloré Logistics.
Chiefly by means of the BiodiverCity™ label, and with the support of its members, the IPBC promotes best practices in terms of urban biodiversity during the planning, development and occupancy phases of the property cycle, in France and worldwide.
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