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ASR Nederland N.V.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PR 04. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

04.1. Indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting property investments.

04.2. Provide a description of your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in property investment selection.

Since 2016, a sustainability assessment (related to the strategic objectives of the specific Fund) has been integrated into all purchase and investment proposals and sustainability variables have also been included in the research department’s analyses. In addition, sustainability issues have been added to the ‘Programme of Requirements’ for acquisitions and renovations. The Fund’s Programme of Requirements will be continually adapted to meet the demands of sustainability, including aspects such as only permitting the use of FSC-certified wood, LED lighting and recycled materials.

04.3. Indicate which E, S and/or G issues are typically considered by your organisation in the property investment selection process, and list up to three examples per issue.

Environmental example 1, description

          ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund: objective: Under the Dutch Building Decree, new-build properties must have a maximum EPC of 0.4 upon completion, so any new ASR dwelling has an EPC of 0.4 or lower. Any existing real estate acquired must conform to a maximum
Energy Index of 1.25 or have clear potential to reach this level through enhancements.
        

Environmental example 2, description

          Rural real estate : objective = Portfolio 100% asbestos safe. In the past asbestos was widely used as a component of construction materials, and now continues to pose major risks to human health and the environment. Asbestos has been linked to a number of serious medical conditions, all of which affect the lungs and respiratory system. In accordance with health and safety regulations, a.s.r. rural real estate has drawn up a policy plan to remove asbestos in its portfolio by 2020. All property investments will be assessed on asbestos and will this will be removed as soon as possible.
        

Environmental example 3, description

          ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund: objective: Invest in mobility hubs and encourage use of public transport
Given the Fund’s focus on mobility hubs, it is clear that users of its office buildings already have an incentive to
travel to work by public transport. By offering a wide network of office locations close to mobility hubs, the Fund
is contributing to more environmentally friendly forms of commuting. The Fund recognises that tenants located
at mobility hubs also benefit from easy access to several modes of transportation. For this reason, the Fund is
investing in sustainable mobility, such as car and (electric) bike-sharing initiatives at acquisitions projects.
        

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]


PR 05. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection (Private)


PR 06. ESG issues impact in selection process

06.1. Indicate if ESG issues impacted your property investment selection process during the reporting year.

06.2. Indicate how ESG issues impacted your property investment deal structuring processes during the reporting year.

06.3. Additional information.


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