[EN13] ProLogis completes an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at every project we undertake to determine whether our plans for the site will impact or threaten any species or habitats. This assessment is conducted during the land procurement and entitlement process; we will work in partnership with relevant agencies and organizations to sufficiently mitigate any impacts and go above and beyond where possible.
For example, at one of its land holdings in California's Inland Empire, ProLogis created a 9-acre conservation habitat under the direction of the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The mitigation at the site involved the enhancement and conservation of a mature riparian habitat (the interface between land and a stream) and a riparian/upland transition habitat. As part of this, ProLogis planted 82 oak trees and one acre of scrub oak; built a 550-square-foot pond; removed exotic, non-native plants and installed a perimeter fence and signage to protect the habitat. To ensure that the mitigation project met the required standards and to provide additional benefit to the area, ProLogis salvaged topsoil from areas of the site to be developed and redistributed it in the conservation area.
At ProLogis Parc Narita III in Tokyo, Japan, ProLogis preserved 172,000 square feet of forest located near the site. At first, ProLogis planned to apply for permission to cut the trees according to the local government’s requirements. However, after discussing the park's impact on the land and ways to limit this, we decided to not cut or move any trees during the development process. Although this required ProLogis to modify a few plans, we felt it was important to keep the woods and protect the site's natural environment.