The CLH Group achieves the highest score in the GRESB 2020 sustainability assessment
- The company ranked number one in the industry in the maintenance and operation categories
CLH garnered the highest possible five-star rating in the GRESB 2020 sustainability benchmark, with a score of 89 points out of 100. In addition, the company emerged as the industry leader in the transportation of energy resources by pipeline in the maintenance and operation categories.
GRESB is one of the world’s leading sustainability benchmarks and is used as an assessment and comparison tool by private and institutional investment funds to measure and rate the quality of their investments in terms of sustainability. The index assesses the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real assets.
In 2020, GRESB assessed and benchmarked more than 500 infrastructure funds and over 400 assets worldwide against the global ESG standard. In this year’s edition, which saw CLH participating for the first time, the Group stood out from the other companies in the industry by exceeding the peer average by 32%. Other categories in which the company achieved an outstanding score were management policies, environment and management and governance.
Commenting on the achievement, the Chairman of CLH, José Luis López de Silanes, said that ‘this result further strengthens the CLH Group’s long-standing commitment to sustainability’. In addition, the company’s CEO, Jorge Lanza, highlighted ‘the company’s desire to continue conducting business in a responsible way and contributing to the welfare and development of society’.
The CLH Group is the leading company in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market and, with operations in eight countries, it is Europe’s largest logistics operator following the recent acquisition of 15 new liquid fuel storage terminals.