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Climate change

To reduce its climate impact, Mercialys takes action in three areas: energy and visitor transport.

Greener transport

Mercialys offers possibilities for visitors to use more environmentally-friendly means of transport to travel to its shopping centers. For instance, shopping center car parks offer ride-sharing spaces, charging stations for electric vehicles and covered cycle racks. Most of the sites are also covered by public transport links. Mercialys highlights this accessibility by displaying bus times in real time, when possible, in its centers and on its center websites. 

 

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In 2019

+11% of visitors are using alternative means of transport to individual petrol and diesel cars compared with 2015.

50 electric vehicle charging points were available across Mercialys' portfolio.

 

2020 goal

Increasing the percentage of visitors using alternative means of transport to individual petrol and diesel cars by 15% compared with 2015.

Renewable energies

Mercialys is taking action to support the development of renewable energies by setting up photovoltaic carports in parking areas and rooftop solar units.

 

2017 was a key year for renewable energy development for Mercialys’ portfolio because, for the first time, a newly installed photovoltaic power plant supplied electricity to the La Galerie Cap Costières shopping center.

 

 

In 2019

Mercialys had 37 photovoltaic power plants across its portfolio producing a total of 50,097 MWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of nearly 10,914 homes.