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.