For the second year running, Beacon has been awarded 5 Stars in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
Established in 2009, GRESB is the world’s leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments.
Beacon scored 97 points out of 100, up from 91 points in 2020. This places the business 9th out of 549 participants. It scored 100% in the Health and Safety, Leadership and ESG Governance categories and above the peer group average on every GRESB metric. Beacon also achieved a 1st place overall Management Score within the Rail Companies sector. GRESB placed Beacon 2nd out of all the European Rail Companies.
This result underlines Beacon’s commitment to deliver on its Sustainability Strategy and cements its place as a market leader in its dedication to ESG.
Beacon ESG Leader, Elizabeth Mircicā, said:
“We are delighted to have built on the success of last year by repeating our 5 Star rating and improving our overall score. This result is testament to the Beacon team’s consistent focus on ESG across all aspects of the business.”
Beacon CEO, Adam Cunliffe, said:
“Beacon is committed to providing sustainable rolling stock solutions, exercising good governance and excellence in managing our business relationships. We will continue to work towards a perfect score in future GRESB rankings, while maintaining the 5 Star rating which has been awarded to us for two years in succession.”