Swiss4net and its shareholder attach great importance to sustainability and transparency. This is recognised by the market: in 2021, the company achieved a magnificent 86 out of 100 points in the GRESB sustainability benchmark, the leading international rating system for measuring the sustainability performance of real estate/infrastructure companies and funds. Swiss4net thus demonstrates continuous improvement.
The above-average performance in the analysed areas - environmental, social and governance - underlines the holding company's commitment to sustainability and transparency. This is very important for the investors Arcus Infrastructure, Swiss Life and a Swiss pension fund as well as our partner communities/cities and electricity companies. Swiss4net intends to build on this in the future.
Swiss4net not only exceeded expectations in the audited aspects of environment, social and governance, but also performed above average compared to the peer group (benchmark average) and to all GRESB audited companies (GRESB average).
The ESG Benchmark
In the ESG Benchmark 2021, tangible assets worth more than CHF 1'041 billions gross asset value were put under the microscope. The analysis enables providers to measure their own company against those of the respective peer groups and thus creates a high degree of transparency for all parties involved. The GRESB data is used by hundreds of investors and thousands of asset managers to compare investments across portfolios in terms of sustainability.
Due to annually changing assessments, new questions and weightings as well as supplemented criteria, this year in particular the majority of companies often achieved a worse score than in previous years, despite the same performance. It is therefore all the more remarkable that Swiss4net managed to increase the points achieved compared to the previous year.
We are committed to protecting the environment, fulfilling social responsibility and acting ethically. The performance is evaluated on a monthly basis.
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