Paris (22 November 2016) – Prologis Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced it has been awarded a gold trophy for Best Investment Strategy in Logistics Real Estate by SIATI (Sommet Infrastructures, Aménagement du Territoire & Immobilier).
For the second consecutive year, the SIATI awards, organised by Leaders League, invited 100 renowned French personalities and major international companies to compete for the award in their category. The jury, composed of more than 50 market leaders, judged the companies for their activities between 2013-2016 and selected them according to the following criteria: performance and evolution, quality and diversity of the projects, innovation, CSR and sustainable approach. This year, Prologis was one of the 16 companies rewarded.
CSR approach: at the heart of Prologis’ strategy In terms of the environment, Prologis focuses its commitment around several themes: minimise environmental impact and operating costs, ensure infrastructure and supply chain’s quality, fight proactively against climate change and develop sustainable warehouses in key markets in strategic locations to help customers reduce their carbon footprint. The integration of logistics parks with their environment constitutes a true challenge for Prologis, which is committed to being the sustainability leader in logistics real estate. The use of materials such as wood, composite panels, glue-laminated framework, solar panels and rainwater systems and the provision of more green spaces are testament to its sustainability commitment.
Prologis’ engagement: experiments in innovative systems As part of its ISO 14001 certification, Prologis commits to having an environmental certification (HQE, LEED) or BREEAM accreditation for each new building. Environmental Quality is an approach aimed to reduce the short and long-term environmental impacts of building construction or rehabilitation, while ensuring the occupants’ healthy and comfortable working conditions. Tomorrow’s goals: more energy efficient buildings, less waste and environmental nuisance. Consequently, Prologis favours techniques such as recovery containers and solar boilers and ensures specific ventilation for offices as well as a good isolation to avoid air conditioning.
Result: innovative projects at Vémars, Moissy and Isle d’Abeau In Vémars, Prologis installed an original and innovative approach named Dynamic Thermal Simulation (DTS). DTS identifies and quantifies the impact of different energy leakages (thermal bridges, infiltration, ventilation) in order to approve concepts and technical solutions. A reduction of more than 25% compared to a new building with standard market criteria has been realised. At Prologis Park Moissy 2, Prologis implemented an innovative storm water management. Goal: manage each unit of rainwater coming from rooftops and roadworks in order to reduce flood risks and limit pollution due to uncontrolled discharges. In a building at Isle d’Abeau, Prologis developed for the first time an innovative approach focused on the “Smart Building” process. Goal: reduce carbon footprint of logistics activity.
“We are proud of this award, which is the recognition of our investment strategy in a sustainable approach,” declared Cécile Tricault, country manager, Prologis France.
“Because we are the leader in our sector, we must set an example by contributing to new world’s challenges, while creating a positive impact on the planet. Prologis aims to become a company which gives more than it takes, a company where colleagues are engaged in delivering value-creating solutions for our business, shareholders, colleagues, customers, and overall for the planet. », declared François Rispe, managing director, Prologis Southern Europe.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2016, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through coinvestment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 665 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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Prologis: Nathalie Triolet, Tél : +33 1 48 14 54 51, [email protected], Paris
Agence Dehais: Michelle Kamar, Tél : +33 1 53 53 36 84, [email protected], Paris