- Alpha Group News
- 18. October 2021
- Press Release | Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains improves GRESB score once again
Alpha Trains achieves excellent results in the GRESB Benchmark
- Alpha Trains awarded GRESB 5 Star Rating for the 5th time
- Score increases by a further 4 points to 96/100 points
Luxembourg, 18th October 2021 - Alpha Trains, Europe’s largest private lessor of locomotives and trains, improved its GRESB results for the fifth time in a row and has once again been awarded with the highest GRESB 5 Star Rating for its commitment to sustainability.
In the growing number of worldwide participants of 549 the Luxembourg lessor reached the overall 15th position and with that belongs to the top 3% sustainable investments. In 2020, Alpha Trains ranked 20th of 406 participants.
Alpha Trains was one of the first Rolling Stock companies in 2017 that adopted the GRESB evaluation, directly achieving a GRESB 5 Star Rating. Since then, the lessor was awarded with the 5-star rating every year and has continuously improved its score.
“2020 was a challenging year. The COVID 19 pandemic forced us to quickly adapt to changing conditions and to deal with increased uncertainty. Our business model has proven to be extremely resilient. A key focus has been to fulfil our social responsibility and ensure the safety of our employees and business partners by creating a healthy and safe working environment. At the same time, we have expanded our sustainability programme, made significant progress in the area of sustainability and set ourselves new, ambitious goals. That′s why our once again improved GRESB result this year is especially satisfying and an excellent endorsement of our commitment to sustainability at Alpha Trains”, says Shaun Mills, CEO of Alpha Trains Group.
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is a global sustainability platform which evaluates and compares the annual performance of real assets worldwide, based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The GRESB assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks, goals and emerging regulations.
"Improving our GRESB rating by 4 points to 96 out of 100 is again a great step forward. This success shows that we are right on track and motivates us to continue along this route," says Carsten Schnurpfeil, Sustainability Manager at Alpha Trains Group.
About Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Europe. 125 employees from 15 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid and Paris. Alpha Trains owns more than 850 locomotives and passenger trains and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new build projects. Alpha Trains′ fleets are in use by many public and private operators in 19 European countries. Alpha Trains′ shareholders are APG, Arcus European Trains PGGM and Swiss Life.
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