- Alpha Group News
- 18. October 2023
- Press Release | Alpha Trains
100 points and best-in-class result
Alpha Trains again ranked overall 1st place in the GRESB benchmark
- 1st place overall in the GRESB ratings (out of 687 participants worldwide)
- Sector Leader in Transport Companies and Sector Leader in Transport/Rail Companies
- GRESB 5-star rating for seventh consecutive year
- Maximum achievable 100 out of 100 points
Luxembourg, 18 October 2023 - Alpha Trains has once again excelled in the GRESB benchmark, confirming its unwavering commitment to sustainability. As a leading lessor of locomotives and trains, Alpha Trains once again achieved a score of 100 out of 100, securing the top position in the global ranking of 687 participants. This remarkable achievement marks the seventh consecutive year that Alpha Trains has been awarded the prestigious GRESB 5-star rating and has been honoured as the GRESB Infrastructure Sector Leader in two categories: Transport Companies and Transport/Rail Companies.
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 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. 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.
In 2017, Alpha Trains was one of the first rolling stock companies to participate in the GRESB assessment and immediately received a GRESB 5-star rating. The continuously improving results for 2023 confirm Alpha Trains′ sustainability strategy and commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
“We are extremely proud to be recognised once again by GRESB as a world leader in sustainability. Our dedicated and professional team has continued to work with a high level of commitment to fulfil our social and environmental responsibilities. As the leading lessor of locomotives and trains in Europe, we consider it essential to lead by example in our commitment to sustainability,” stated Fernando Pérez, CEO of the Alpha Trains Group.
“Sustainability is becoming increasingly important and global efforts must continue to accelerate. This is why GRESB raises the bar on ESG assessment year after year. Taking this into account, we are proud to have achieved first place in the GRESB assessment again this year after 2022 with 100 out of 100 possible points. It motivates us to continue to consistently focus on sustainability,” says Carsten Schnurpfeil, sustainability manager of the Alpha Trains Group.
About Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Europe. A total of 130 employees from 17 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid, Paris and Warsaw. Alpha Trains owns more than 1,000 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 at many public and private operators in 22 European countries. Alpha Trains′ shareholders are APG, Arcus European Trains, PGGM and Swiss Life.
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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 http://www.GRESB.com.