For the second year in a row, Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) fund has been shortlisted for both, Logistics UK’s ‘Air Business of the Year’ award and the Business Green Leader’s ‘ESG Investor of the Year’ awards, as well as Property Week’s brand-new Commercial Property Climate Crisis Initiative Award. The award entries, which were prepared for AIPUT by The Communication Group plc.
The prestigious award recognition reflects AIPUT’s commitment to ‘deliver tomorrow’s best practice today’ as a gold standard for the industry. AIPUT has set itself a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, at least 10 years ahead of many of its competitors, a centrepiece of the funds wider ESG strategy.
Earlier this year, AIPUT partnered with Logistics UK to present a landmark ‘Call to Action’ to the Government outlining the key steps the industry believes are necessary to assure the future strength of UK airfreight and best position the industry to help Britain reinforce its position as a leading global trading nation in a post-Brexit world. With a portfolio worth £720 million across 2.3 million square feet, AIPUT is an expert investor specialising in airport industrial property. Continuing to deliver on its commitment to positive social, environmental and financial impact, AIPUT collaborates with customers and commercial partners to embed ESG objectives into all decision making across the portfolio. AIPUT’s newest warehouse project at Heathrow’s dnata City East, is set to achieve both EPC A rating and BREEAM Excellent accreditation.