We gained a Green Star for the third year in a row for the GRESB survey. This year we achieved 76, exceeding both the GRESB Average score of 60 and the Peer Average score of 70. The GRESB allows us and our investors to measure our sustainability performance within the real estate sector.
We were awarded another Gold in the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) Sustainability Awards for 2016. We were one of 25 companies that achieved exceptional compliance with the EPRA Sustainability Best Practices Recommendations in our public reports and disclosures.
In 2016, we increased our Carbon Disclosure Project score from 98B to A- (scoring methodology has changed this year to a single letter score). Scores were based on disclosure, awareness, management and leadership with regards to carbon management and climate change risk.
We were once again included in the FTSE4Good Index, which helps us assess our achievements against a transparent and evolving global corporate responsibility standard. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
We continued to hold our Investors in People accreditation for the 18th year in a row, and we achieved the Gold Award in September 2016 (re-accreditation is every 3 years). There are four different levels; Standard, Bronze, Silver and Gold, and in order to achieve Gold we had to provide 126 additional evidence requreiements. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.
We have received our certificates from SSE to show that we purchase electricity from green sources.