LONDON, UK – Sonnedix, the global solar independent power producer (IPP) has been named for the fourth consecutive year “Global Solar Power Generation Sector Leader” for its outstanding leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, being awarded the maximum five-star rating.
Each year GRESB assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of real assets worldwide and monitors progress towards global sustainability goals. GRESB Assessments are based on the sustainability performance of real asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks.
The GRESB Sector Leader Awards Program recognizes real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability. Sonnedix achieved an overall GRESB score of 95 out of 100, against a peer average score of 71. The 2021 results award the global solar IPP an overall maximum rating of five stars as well as establishing Sonnedix, once again, as the PV Power Generation Sector Leader for sustainability performance.
“We are tremendously proud of our One Team which works relentlessly to ensure we integrate responsible forward-thinking corporate policies into our daily business practices, allowing us to be on track with our Sustainable Growth journey.” – said Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix – “Receiving this recognition, and for the fourth in a row, means a lot to us; it means we are fulfilling our purpose of harnessing the power of the sun to build a bright future, and we are doing it by establishing ourselves as a social citizen wherever we operate.”
“Across the globe, organizations are demonstrating a deep commitment to ESG integration while making important strides towards a more sustainable future for us all,” said Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB. “Sector Leaders are the organizations setting the pace and driving progress toward a net zero future. We are proud to recognize your determination, achievement, and leadership in creating a more sustainable world.”
The GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment results enable global real asset investors and managers to engage on the current state of sustainability in the sector and review emerging trends from the annual Assessments. The stringent assessment covers a range of activities, spanning management, policy and disclosure, risks and opportunities, monitoring and EMS, stakeholder engagement, performance indicators and certification and awards.
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Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries, Sonnedix) is a global solar Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market. Sonnedix develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants globally, with a total capacity of over 4.7GW, including a development pipeline of more than 2GW. Sonnedix continues to expand its global footprint across OECD countries, with 350 solar plants in operations, as well as several hundred MW under construction or various development stages in Italy, France, Spain, USA/Puerto Rico, Chile, South Africa and Japan.
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 140 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making. For more information, visit GRESB.com