Stefan de Goeij Rejoins CTP as ESG and Energy Lead to Drive Sustainability Agenda
Stefan de Goeij has rejoined CTP, Continental Europe’s largest owner, developer and manager of industrial and logistics real estate by gross lettable area (GLA), as ESG and Energy Lead, after a two-year break, reporting directly to the company’s founder and CEO Remon Vos.
He will help drive CTP’s ambitious sustainability agenda to ramp-up its renewable energy output, establish clear standards for water, waste and materials management and recycling in new projects and standing CTParks, as well as align the company with the Science-Based Target Initiative for establishing a road map to the net carbon neutral goal for the company’s entire operations.
De Goeij worked as Head of Sustainability and Property Management Services at global real estate consultancy Avison Young in the Czech Republic in 2021 and 2022. Prior to that he was Group Head of Property Management and Group Sustainability Officer at CTP Invest for 10 years. In addition to his role at CTP, De Goeij is Chairman of the Advisory Board of RICS in the Czech Republic and lectures on ethics at the MBA real estate programme of the University of Economics and Business in Prague.
Stefan de Goeij, ESG and Energy Lead at CTP, said: “I returned to CTP because I firmly believe the company can make a major contribution towards achieving the EU’s sustainability targets in the existential battle against climate change through its renewable energy investments and other areas of our ESG framework such as water and waste management and the reduction of embodied carbon in the materials supply chain through maximizing recycling. This will also require a strong focus on ESG data collection in property management and the software tools to analyse it. As we work through these processes, we will also be in a much better position to support the occupiers of our CTParks in reaching their own net zero carbon goals.”
CTP is gearing-up to align with the European Union’s ‘Fit-for-55’ agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the bloc by at least 55% by 2030, which will require significant cuts in energy production from fossil fuels and a counter-balancing boost to supply from renewable power sources to hit the EU’s target of ‘green energy’ covering 45% of total consumption by the end of this decade.
The extensive flat roofs of CTP’s industrial and logistics properties are generally well-suited to installing photovoltaic power plant capacity at scale, particularly across its core CEE markets where it is the largest operator in the sector. CTP is therefore also well-placed to make one of the biggest single contributors from the region toward the EU’s goal of achieving an additional 600 GW of solar energy output within the Fit-for-55 timeframe, or enough to meet the electricity consumption of 450 million households. The EU had a total of around 196 million households in 2022.
Remon Vos, CEO of CTP, said: “I’m very happy we’ve been able to attract Stefan de Goeij back to CTP at a crucial point in the acceleration in the development of our renewable energy business. He played a pivotal role previously in establishing CTP as the only major listed industrial/logistics developer in the EU with a fully BREEAM sustainability-certified portfolio and in our other ESG initiatives, such as local community outreach with the CTPark Clubhaus network and our carbon offset programme of planting a minimum of one tree for every new square metre of GLA that we build across Europe.”