Landlords and developers are gunning for green building certifications to heed the call for accountability of carbon emissions in logistics facilities — which, including transportation, are responsible for 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
“They don't have an excuse not to go for green certifications because there's a lot of pressure from the markets and they have to look at the valuation of their future buildings at the end of the day,” says Elke Kornalijnslijper, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services, Southeast Asia, JLL.
Occupiers too have become increasingly concerned about sustainability in their facilities due to its implications on the war for talent, with 70% of employees preferring to work for a sustainability leader, according to a JLL survey.
But while green certifications offer benchmarks of what can be achieved in terms of sustainability, Kornalijnslijper believes relying on it alone is not sufficient in the pursuit of net zero in logistics.
Listen to Kornalijnslijper and Michael Ignatiadis, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Asia Pacific, JLL, in The Future of Logistics podcast where they deep dive into the complexities beyond sustainability certifications, how landlords and developers report carbon emissions, and what type of science-based targets to set for sustainability.