Our sustainability targets
What we achieved so far
Green power generation capacity of 133 MWp (operational & under construction)
34.9% of the total portfolio has now been environmentally certified
VGP Foundation identified first 23 support projects with €7 million funding committed
Sustainable reporting in accordance with GRI-standards and CDP greenhouse emissions
Building portfolio CO2 footprint monitoring & management with GRESB reporting
VGP’s goals & commitments in alignment with the SDGs
Sustainability program, governance and green finance framework certified by Cicero
Our approach to sustainability
As a family-owned business we aim to use our know-how to ensure that we contribute to a bright and sustainable future for the coming generations.
We seek to continuously optimize our buildings in accordance with the demands of the market and the latest technological innovations. Energy efficiency and sustainability are among our top priorities. We know that it is possible to build, redevelop, renovate and transform logistics properties in a sustainable and technologically advanced way. This is beneficial to both the environment and the wellbeing of the people who work at our locations.
To help our employees thrive in the culturally diverse markets in which we operate, VGP is actively promoting an inclusive and transparent workplace. Our strong family culture and collegial spirit is based on mutual trust and respect, and we strive to provide opportunities for growth to our employees with room for personal initiative. At VGP, we celebrate our differences and support a working environment free of harassment and discrimination, where all of our colleagues can contribute equally to our commercial goals.
We strive to create sustainable value and be a trusted partner to our customers and the communities in which we operate as well as to our employees
3. Supporting our clients in reducing their carbon footprint
In addition to our green energy offer, we support our clients in their transition towards a green (forklift-)truck and car fleet by providing electric car and truck charging stations. Together with EBRD, VGP Renewable Energy is exploring opportunities arising from the future deployment of e-mobility technologies.
CO2 neutral building enhancements
Partner with clients to achieve CO2 neutral operations at VGP Parks
- On our brownfield sites in Giessen and Wiesloch, Germany, we are now also planning our first large built-to-suit projects earmarked to receive the DGNB KlimaPositiv (CO2 neutral) certification
Supporting societal and environmental projects across Europe
In order to maximize our positive societal impact, we set up the VGP Foundation in 2019. We have committed to contribute circa 1-2% of our annual profit to the foundation. It aims to encourage nature conservation, to have a positive impact on local communities through social projects, and to conserve and protect European cultural heritage.