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CSR - ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund

undefinedThe primary aim of the ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund’s CSR policy is sound asset management. To this end, the fund aims to facilitate the interests of tenants and investors as best as possible by creating stores and retail areas that have long-term value from both a financial and a social perspective. Sustainable properties ensure continuity and stability for investors and a sustainable store places less of a burden on the environment.

Our CSR policy is based on four key pillars, the four Ps: Property, People, Partners and Planet. This means that, in our efforts to achieve a sustainable property portfolio, we seek to build long-term relationships with sustainable partners. We are also looking to make an active contribution ourselves to society and the environment. For details on how we go about doing this, we refer to the CSR Policy ASR DPRF 2019 - 2021Each P has a strategic objective. The CSR annual report describes the results of the strategic objectives.

GRESB Green Star


Every year, the Fund’s CSR performance is measured and explained in the GRESB benchmark. GRESB is an independent, scientifically based benchmark that assesses sustainability policies and their execution of real estate funds and portfolios worldwide. In 2018, ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund was awarded Green Star status with three stars. The ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund improved its GRESB score to 72 points, compared to 66 in 2017.  The improvement is spread across different themes, with the biggest increase in the area of ‘Building Certificates’, through the successful BREEAM certification of two district shopping centers. The efforts the Fund made last year to optimize its CSR policy can be seen in the significant improvement of ‘Policy & Disclosure’ to the maximum score of 100.

For the years to come, the Fund expects their GRESB score will increase even more due to their focus on Green Building Certificates and the portfolio’s energy performance.


Objective: over 80% of the portfolio will have a Green Label


All stores in ASR DPRF’s portfolio are energy label certified. A large proportion of these properties are located in historic city centres and qualify as listed buildings. ASR DPRF seeks to achieve a ‘Green Label’ (energy label C or better) for 80% of its portfolio by 2020. In order to achieve this, properties will be made more sustainable or converted at an appropriate point in the operating process. To date, 69.4% of the portfolio has achieved Green Label certification. To increase the share of Green Label properties still further, the Fund is focusing on renovating properties in a sustainable manner, converting the spaces above shops into apartments and incorporating energy label certification into the acquisition process.