Designation follows recent recognition from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is pleased to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), effective September 21. The company is the only open-air shopping center REIT to be recognized in this index after it was selected among a peer group of global sustainability leaders based on its economic, environmental and social performance.
The DJSI assessment process involves the evaluation of more than 3,400 of the world’s largest companies each year and is considered a leading authority for investors tracking the financial performance of corporate sustainability leaders in their respective industries. This is the initial year that Kimco has completed the DJSI assessment and was selected for inclusion in its North America Index.
In addition, Kimco was awarded “Green Star” status for the second consecutive year by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), its highest designation for real estate portfolio owners demonstrating sustainability leadership. Kimco has participated in GRESB since its inception, increasing its aggregate score in each successive reporting cycle.
“Kimco’s continued investment in our corporate responsibility program is producing outstanding results, and we are honored to be recognized by both the DJSI and GRESB for our efforts,” said Conor Flynn, President and Chief Operating Officer at Kimco. “We are proud to be an industry leader in same-site energy, water, and emissions performance metrics as benchmarked by GRESB and look forward to further improving our performance in the years to come.”
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of June 30, 2015, the company owned interests in 727 shopping centers comprising 107 million square feet of leasable space across 39 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Chile. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.
David F. Bujnicki
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications