To reduce its climate impact, Mercialys takes action in three areas: energy and visitor 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.
41 centers were equipped with bike racks.
7,255 ridesharing journeys were made departing from centers.
41 electric vehicle charging points were available across Mercialys' portfolio.
Increasing the percentage of visitors using alternative means of transport to individual petrol and diesel cars by 15% compared with 2015.
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.
Mercialys had 38 photovoltaic power plants across its portfolio producing a total of 51,368,625 kWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of nearly 9,627 homes.