GRESB 2022: Mercialys climbs to second place in the Benchmark and maintains its excellent rating

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

Mercialys (Paris:MERY):

GRESB 1the Global Benchmark of Real Estate Sustainability, today released the results of its annual ranking. This benchmark assesses the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of real estate companies around the world. For its seventh participation, Mercialys continued to grow by rising to second place in its category of listed commercial property companies in Europe. These excellent results reflect the CSR commitments made by the Company, through its 4 equitable impacts for 2030 strategy.

Mercialys obtains a rating of 91/100, up 2 points compared to 2021, while the average GRESB rating is down 1 point to 74/100. The Company has consolidated its position as chief for sustainable development and maintained its green star status, the benchmark’s highest level of recognition, for the sixth consecutive year.

With regard to the 14 areas covered by this benchmark, Mercialys’ performance stands out in particular in the Management category, reflecting its integrated management of CSR at the heart of the company’s strategy. The Company received full marks in four of the five corresponding areas: leadership, policies, stakeholder engagement and reporting.

At the same time, highlighting the progress of its strategic initiatives, Mercialys improved its results in 2021, in the Performance category, in the following areas:

  • From the company certification policywith 100% of its strategic assets BREEAM in use licensed;

  • His ongoing commitment to energy savings and its desire to involve tenants in this process, resulting in a -5% drop in overall consumption on a like-for-like basis compared to 2021, while the GRESB benchmark recorded an increase of +1.2%;

  • The use of renewable energieswith the consumption of green electricity and 25% biogas for its centers in mainland France;

  • Actions to reduce water consumptionexceeding the GRESB benchmark.

In the current context of tensions on the energy markets, Mercialys has also decided to intensify its efforts to reduce energy consumption 2. The Company has rolled out a series of immediate measures to complete its CSR strategy, focusing on heating temperatures, switching off lights and neon signs, and airflows in ventilation systems.

This press release is available at www.mercialys.com.

About Mercialys

Mercialys is one of the leading French property companies. It specializes in owning, managing and transforming commercial spaces, anticipating consumer trends, for its own account and for third parties. As of June 30, 2022, Mercialys had real estate assets valued at €3.1 billion (transfer duties included). Its portfolio of 2,130 leases represents an annualized rental base of 168.8 million euros. Mercialys has been listed on the stock exchange since October 12, 2005 (ticker: MERY) and benefits from the tax status of SCPI “SIIC”. Belonging to the SBF 120 and compartment B of Euronext Paris, it had 93,886,501 shares in circulation as of June 30, 2022.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements regarding future events, trends, plans or goals. These forward-looking statements are subject to identified and unidentified risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Please refer to Mercialys’ Universal Registration Document available at www.mercialys.com for the financial year ended December 31, 2021 for more details on certain factors, risks and uncertainties likely to affect Mercialys’ business. Mercialys does not undertake in any form to publish updates or adjustments to these forward-looking statements, nor to report new information, new future events or any other circumstance that could lead to a revision of these statements.

1 GRESB: GRESB is an organization that provides financial markets with standardized and verified environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Founded in 2009, GRESB is today the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments worldwide and is used by more than 170 institutional and financial investors to support their decisions. In 2022, the index covers over $8.6 trillion in assets under management. Learn more at GRESB.com.

2 “Energy efficiency” press release published on September 15, 2022 on the Company’s website

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