For its second participation in the Global Real Estate Sustainability
Benchmark (GRESB), Mercialys (Paris:MERY) retained its Green Star*
status and was ranked 26th in the Global Retail category, up 42 places.
Each year, this leading international benchmark assesses the CSR
policies and performances of real estate companies. With an excellent
overall result of 84/100, Mercialys is demonstrating its ability to
successfully implement its strategy and meet its environmental, societal
and governance commitments.
Mercialys climbed 42 places this year and was ranked 26th out of 138
firms in the Global Retail category. It achieved outstanding scores in
particular for its governance (90/100) and environmental management
(84/100). Mercialys retained its 2nd place for the France Retail scope.
Lastly, all sectors combined, Mercialys moved into the top decile of the
global GRESB benchmark, ranked 75th out of the 823 companies assessed.
Eric Le Gentil, Mercialys’ Chairman and CEO, announced: "We are very
proud of Mercialys’ progress in this benchmark. This result recognizes
the dedication and quality of work achieved by our teams on all aspects
of our ambitious CSR strategy, Mery’21. This performance reflects our
commitments in terms of sustainable development and long-term value
creation for all our stakeholders”.
The ambition with Mery’21 is to enable Mercialys to actively engage in
its region’s social and ecological transition. Adopted in 2015, it sets
various targets looking ahead to 2020 in 15 key areas and maps out an
operational action plan to be deployed across the portfolio, while
taking specific local features into consideration.
*Green Star: highest category in the GRESB rankings
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Mercialys is one of France's leading real estate companies, focused
exclusively on retail property. At June 30, 2017, Mercialys had a
portfolio of 2,108 leases, representing a rental value of Euro 174.6
million on an annualized basis.
At June 30, 2017, it owned
properties with an estimated value of Euro 3.7 billion (including
transfer taxes). Mercialys has had "SIIC” real estate investment trust
(REIT) tax status since November 1, 2005 and has been listed on Euronext
Paris Compartment A (ticker: MERY) since its initial public offering on
October 12, 2005. At June 30, 2017, there were 92,049,169 shares
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