Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Real Estate Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Real Estate Sector?
Nov 26, 2014 11:00 AM ET

November 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Real Estate Sector

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Real Estate Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 71 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Real Estate Sector are:

  1. Employment
  2. Non-Discrimination
  3. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  4. Energy
  5. Remediation
  6. Training and Education
  7. Corruption
  8. Local Communities
  9. Compliance
  10. Products and Services

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:

Organizations included in the Real Estate Sector study are:

Akademiska Hus, Alstria office REIT-AG, American Industries, Aspen Group, Atrium Ljungberg, Avalon Bay Communities Inc., Ayala Land, Befimmo, Bentall Kennedy, Berkeley Group, BIG, Bilfinger Berger, BostadsGaranti, Brinova, British Land, CA Immo, Capitaland, CBRE Group, CEBU Holdings, Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp., City Developments Limited, Citycon, Corio, Cosil Construções e Incorporações S.A., DEXUS Property Group, DiamondRock Hospitality Company, DIC Asset, Environment Park, Equity One, Fabege AB, First Capital Realty, Inc., Fonciere Des Regions, Gazit Globe, GESOBAU AG, GSW Immobilien, Hammerson, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited, Hines, HOWOGE, Hyprop, Industrial Buildings Corp (IBC), IVG Immobilien, Jernhusen, Jones Lang LaSalle, Keppel Land Limited, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, Mirvac, Mobimo, Morguard, Oxford Properties Group, Prologis, Pruksa Real Estate, Realia, Redefine, REDEVCO B.V., Riksbyggen, Senate Properties, Shaftesbury PLC, Sonae Sierra, Specialfastigheter Sverige, Sponda, Stockland, Swire Properties, The Crown Estate, The Link REIT, UNIBAIL-RODAMCO SE, Vasallen, Wallenstam, Westfield Group, Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB

About G&A Institute (
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  The resulting "most important" to "least important" ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (

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