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Goodman Japan Core Fund awarded Regional Sector Leader for private, industrial funds in Asia in the 2015 GRESB Survey

Monday, 7 September 2015

Goodman is pleased to announce that the Goodman Japan Core Fund (or Fund) has been awarded the Regional Sector Leader in its category in the 2015 GRESB survey. This achievement, in the Fund's first year of participation, ranks it highest within its peer group of private, industrial funds in Asia.

The annual GRESB survey collects information on performance indicators, such as energy, GHG emissions, water and waste. It also covers broader sustainability issues, such as sustainability risk   assessments, performance improvement programmes, and engagement with employees, customers, suppliers and the community. The annual GRESB benchmark includes seven sustainability aspects; management, policy and disclosure, risks and opportunities, monitoring and EMS, performance indicators, building certifications, and stakeholder engagement. 

The Goodman Japan Core Fund operates in accordance with Goodman's global corporate    responsibility and sustainability programme, which is closely aligned with the primary operating    activities of the business. This in turn provides a rational and structured approach to enhancing  Goodman's sustainability performance over the long-term.

The Goodman Japan Core Fund has established itself as a high quality, unlisted investment vehicle with ownership of 13 prime, modern logistics facilities located across Japan with a valuation of JPY140 billion. Paul McGarry, Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Japan said, "We are focused on delivering consistent investor returns by providing high quality properties for our customers, while enhancing our environmental and sustainability performance. Achievement of Regional Sector Leader in the 2015 GRESB Survey for private, industrial funds in Asia is reflective of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and governance and the benchmark we are setting with our portfolio in Japan."  - Ends -

For further information, please contact Goodman:    
Mathew Werner    
Group Corporate Communications Manager  
+612 9230 7159

About Goodman  

Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited and Goodman Industrial Trust, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally.

Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that   meet the individual requirements of its customers, while seeking to deliver long-term returns for  investors.

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About GRESB  

GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. More than 150 members, of   which more than 50 are pension funds and their fiduciaries, use the GRESB benchmark results throughout the investment management and engagement process, with a clear goal to optimize   the risk/return profile of their real estate investments. GRESB has covered more than 1000 property companies and funds globally since its launch in 2009.  

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