But what does this rating mean, how did we achieve it, and what does it mean for our ongoing efforts to promote sustainability in our data centres? The GRESB rating is an industry-leading global benchmark for assessing the sustainability performance of real estate companies and funds. More specifically, it assesses a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are relevant to particular sectors. These factors include everything from greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency to community engagement and board diversity. By measuring and comparing the ESG performance of different organisations, GRESB helps investors and other stakeholders make more informed decisions about sustainability.
GRESB ratings are based on rigorous, objective data collection and analysis. To participate in the benchmark, we were required to provide detailed information about our sustainability practices, policies and performance, as well as undergoing a thorough assessment by independent evaluators. Based on this data, GRESB gives participating organisations a rating from one to five stars, with five indicating the highest level of sustainability performance.
For us, this achievement is the result of many years of hard work and dedication to sustainability. We have always taken a holistic approach to sustainability, integrating ESG considerations into everything from our workplace practices to our facilities management. We have also invested in employee engagement and working collaboratively with stakeholders to advance shared sustainability goals.