LONDON, UK –Sonnedix has been named the Infrastructure Sector Leader by GRESB for its sustainability leadership over the course of 2022. This is the sixth consecutive year that Sonnedix has gained the highest 5 star rating for its strong commitment to sustainability, and the first time it has achieved a perfect 100% score from GRESB.
he GRESB Sector Leader Awards recognizes real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability each year. Sonnedix participated in the Infrastructure Assessment, obtaining Sector Leader Designation for Infrastructure Assets (Renewables superclass).
Each year, GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of assets worldwide, providing clarity and insights to financial markets on complex sustainability topics. The GRESB Assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks, goals and emerging regulations. The GRESB ESG Benchmark grew this year to cover more than USD 8.8 trillion of gross asset value, encompassing 2,084 real estate entities, 687 infrastructure assets and 172 infrastructure funds.
GRESB data is used by hundreds of capital providers and thousands of asset managers to benchmark investments across portfolios and to better understand the opportunities, risks and choices that need to be made as the industry transitions to a more sustainable future.
Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix, commented:
“We are incredibly proud of this year’s GRESB result, being recognised as the highest performer in ESG, not only in the solar industry but in the wider infrastructure sector. This external, independent recognition highlights our commitment to be a sustainable developer and long-term owner - to deliver on behalf of our investors and our employees, for the benefit of society and the planet.”
Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB, said:
“GRESB Sector Leaders embody the industry's champions, leading the charge towards a net-zero future and propelling the sector forward. We wholeheartedly commend this year's Sector Leaders for their dedication, leadership and commitment to ESG principles and sustainability."
Sonnedix is a global renewable energy producer with over a decade-long trajectory of sustainable growth. Sonnedix develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects for the long-term, with a focus on providing green, affordable electricity to our customers, and acting as a true social citizen there where it operates.
Sonnedix currently has a total capacity of over 9.6GW, including a development pipeline of more than 6.3GW, across Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA, and UK. The company continues to expand its global footprint across OECD countries, through acquisitions and development of renewable energy projects.
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GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization providing standardized and validated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data to financial markets. Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, used by 150 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making. For more information, visit GRESB.com.