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Alpha Trains once again top ranked in GRESB Benchmark has been awarded for its commitment to sustainability.
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  • Alpha Group News
  • 10. November 2020
  • Press Release | Alpha Trains

Alpha Trains reaches excellent GRESB score

Alpha Trains once again top ranked in GRESB Benchmark

  • Alpha Trains awarded with the GRESB 5 Star Rating for the 4th time
  • Score increase by another 8 points up to 92/100 points

Luxembourg, 10 November 2020 - Alpha Trains, Continental Europe’s largest private lessor of locomotives and trains, improved its GRESB results for the fourth time in a row and has once again been awarded with the highest GRESB 5 Star Rating for its commitment to sustainability.

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.

In 2017, Alpha Trains was one of the first Rolling Stock companies that faced up to 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.

„Our continuously increasing GRESB results are an excellent external accreditation of our commitment to sustainability at Alpha Trains. With our tools and processes, like our Materiality Assessment, our Carbon Footprint and Sustainability Reporting, our ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications, our first sustainability report and numerous other measures from last year, we could once again convince the GRESB assessors”, says Shaun Mills, CEO of the Alpha Trains Group.

 “To improve the GRESB result by 8 points is again a big step forward. This success shows that we are on the right track and it clearly motivates us to continue on this path.,” says Carsten Schnurpfeil, Sustainability Manager of the Alpha Trains Group.

Each year GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of real assets worldwide. 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.