GRESB Covid-19 Update

Updated on April 1st to announce the new GRESB Assessment submission deadline of August 1, 2020.

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During this unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak, we understand that the top priority for asset operators, property managers, and our whole industry is to keep employees, tenants and our community safe, and to ensure that our infrastructure continues to support society. We are also aware that our Investor Members are dealing with a challenging financial market.

Therefore, in response to Member feedback and guidance from our governance bodies, we have decided to extend both the GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment submission deadlines by 1 month to August 1, 2020.

The new deadline will have an impact on the timing of Response Checks, the validation process, the review period, the launch of the 2020 Assessment Results and distribution of Benchmark Reports. We have updated the 2020 Assessment Timeline accordingly and will continue to keep the situation under close review.

It is important we stay connected throughout the reporting period. That is why we will schedule additional meetings with our global Advisory Boards and Benchmark Committees to keep appraised of developments in different regions and sectors. We have also published a feedback form on our website to understand the impact Covid-19 is having and to explore actions being taken to manage the crisis.

We would like to thank you all for your ongoing commitment to sustainability, transparency, and reporting. The Portal has opened on April 1st as planned and the GRESB team is dedicated to working with you through these challenging times. We hope to see you on one of our live training Q&A sessions and please contact us via the GRESB Helpdesk at any time.

These times underline just how inter-connected and inter-dependent we all are and we are open to any suggestions you may have for actions GRESB can take to support the industry.