TOKYO, Sept. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodman is pleased to announce that the Goodman Japan Core Fund (or Fund) has been awarded the Regional Sector Leader in its category in the 2015 GRESB survey. This achievement, in the Fund's first year of participation, ranks it highest within its peer group of private, industrial funds in Asia.
The annual GRESB survey collects information on performance indicators, such as energy, GHG emissions, water and waste. It also covers broader sustainability issues, such as sustainability risk assessments, performance improvement programmes, and engagement with employees, customers, suppliers and the community. The annual GRESB benchmark includes seven sustainability aspects; management, policy and disclosure, risks and opportunities, monitoring and EMS, performance indicators, building certifications, and stakeholder engagement.
The Goodman Japan Core Fund operates in accordance with Goodman's global corporate responsibility and sustainability programme, which is closely aligned with the primary operating activities of the business. This in turn provides a rational and structured approach to enhancing Goodman's sustainability performance over the long-term.
The Goodman Japan Core Fund has established itself as a high quality, unlisted investment vehicle with ownership of 13 prime, modern logistics facilities located across Japan with a valuation of JPY140 billion. Paul McGarry, Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Japan said, "We are focused on delivering consistent investor returns by providing high quality properties for our customers, while enhancing our environmental and sustainability performance. Achievement of Regional Sector Leader in the 2015 GRESB Survey for private, industrial funds in Asia is reflective of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and governance and the benchmark we are setting with our portfolio in Japan."
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