18 Oct 2022
SINGAPORE, 18 OCTOBER 2022
Frasers Property Limited (“Frasers Property”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), today announced that it has received recognition for continued sustainable innovation and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts in the 2022 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) rankings. The GRESB Sector Leader Awards recognise real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability each year.
All Frasers Property entities took part in the standing investments categories, with relevant entities also participating in the development projects categories. Participation in the GRESB rankings enable our entities to benchmark our performance with our peers and provide a platform for cross-sharing between our business units.
Frasers Property has achieved stellar performance in the following categories:
Notable achievements recorded in this year’s assessment include Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT), Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT), Frasers Property Australia, and Frasers Property Industrial (Australia) retaining 5 Star ratings for their respective portfolio of existing assets in the standing investments category. Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) and Frasers Property Vietnam also posted remarkable improvements – with both recording a jump of over 10 points in its scores compared to its 2021’s results in the development projects category.
Mr Chia Khong Shoong, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Frasers Property Limited, said: “Our outstanding performance in the GRESB rankings is a further affirmation of our comprehensive sustainability efforts across our entities. The annual rankings are useful to benchmark ourselves in our relevant markets and sectors. There is a growing need for transparency in disclosure and reporting consistency, thus having all business entities participate together helps provide greater accountability to stakeholders.”
Mr Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB, said: “This year marks a decade of Frasers Property’s participation and strong performance in the GRESB benchmark. We would like to congratulate Frasers Property for being among the top-performing real estate organisations that are driving towards a net-zero future, displaying strong dedication to ESG and commitment to building a more sustainable and inclusive environment for the planet, people and communities.”
Towards net-zero carbon with full carbon inventory
2022 also marks a major milestone in Frasers Property’s sustainability journey with all its business units on track to establish their net-zero carbon roadmaps. In line with the Group’s commitment towards becoming a net-zero carbon corporation by 2050, each business unit is taking a science-based approach to set its carbon reduction target. Having individualised roadmaps enable each business unit to develop a localised programme based on its business profile and market development.
As the first SGX-listed real estate company to fully commit towards tackling all three scopes of carbon emissions across our value chain, we are pleased to share we are recording strong progress towards our 2050 net-zero carbon goal. Our business units’ participation in GRESB and individualised roadmaps complement existing efforts to track our performance. The annual GRESB rankings enable us to benchmark ourselves with our peers and provide greater clarity as we continually strive to enhance our reporting disclosures.
As an internationally recognised benchmark that assess properties’ ESG performance, Frasers Property recognises the value of having our business entities participate in the annual GRESB assessment. A proportion of the Group’s green and/or sustainable sustainability-linked financing is tied to our businesses at least maintaining their GRESB ratings. This is aligned with the Group’s commitment to financing the majority of its portfolio with green and sustainable financing by 2024. To date, Frasers Property has secured over S$9 billion of green and sustainability loans and bonds across the Group since its first green loan in September 2018.
Each year, GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of real estate assets worldwide, providing clarity and insights to financial markets on complex sustainability topics. Aligned with international reporting frameworks, goals and emerging regulations, GRESB results help guide investors and the industry on material issues in the sustainability performance of asset investments.