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  • 18. October 2022
  • Press Release | Alpha Trains

Sustainable leadership at its best

World best-in-class results for Alpha Trains in the GRESB benchmark

  • 1st place overall in the GRESB ratings (out of 649 participants worldwide)
  • Sector Leader in Transport and Sector Leader in Transport/Rail Companies
  • GRESB 5-star rating for sixth consecutive year
  • Maximum achievable 100 out of 100 points

Luxembourg, 18 October 2022 - Alpha Trains once again achieved outstanding results in the GRESB benchmark for its strong commitment to sustainability. The leading rolling stock lessor scored 100 out of 100 points and holds first place in the overall ranking of the growing number of 649 worldwide participants. For the sixth consecutive year, Alpha Trains received a GRESB 5-star rating and was awarded GRESB Infrastructure Sector Leader in both categories, i.e., Transport companies and Transport/Rail Companies.

Each year, GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance of assets worldwide, providing clarity and insight to financial markets on complex sustainability topics. In 2017, Alpha Trains was one of the first rolling stock companies to adopt the GRESB evaluation, directly achieving a GRESB 5-star rating. The continuous improvement and the outstanding 2022 results clearly show that Alpha Trains’ sustainability strategy is paying off. Responsibility for the environment and society is firmly anchored and described in Alpha Trains’ (ESG) policy and “Mission-Vision-Values” statement.

“We are immensely proud to be recognised as the GRESB world best-in-class company for sustainability. The Alpha Trains business model has proven its resilience and stability in the challenging times of the worldwide pandemic. Our motivated and highly skilled employees always stayed focused on fulfilling our social responsibility and ensured the safety of our company and business partners. As the leading lessor of locomotives and trains in Europe, it is key for us to show leadership in our commitment to sustainability,” says Shaun Mills, CEO of the Alpha Trains Group.

“This year’s GRESB score underpins Alpha Trains’ business philosophy of consistently focusing on sustainability and makes us very proud. At the same time, it is a great motivation for us to continue this sustainable path with passion,” says Carsten Schnurpfeil, Sustainability Manager of the Alpha Trains Group.

“GRESB Sector Leaders are the top-performing organisations leading the way to a net-zero future and taking the industry forward. We applaud this year’s Sector Leaders for their commitment, leadership and dedication to ESG and sustainability,” says Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB.

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 950 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.


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 more than 170 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making. For more information, visit

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