At Vesta we are dedicated to developing, leasing and operating industrial parks and buildings, as well as distribution centers in Mexico. We provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions to our broad range of multinational clients, to whom we offer a wide variety of locations that meet industry requirements with long-term leases on a secure and profitable growth platform. Our 127 industrial properties are located in the most dynamic geographic regions of Mexico, positioning us to take advange of the manufacturing and logistics momentum in our country, managed by our team of experienced industrial real estate professionals.
Corporacion Inmobiliaria Vesta, S.A.B. de C.V., VESTA, is a public company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) since 2012. Our portfolio comprises a total GLA of 20.62 million ft2 (1.92 million m2). Most of VestaÅLs properties are located in markets with the highest economic growth in the country, such as the Central and Bajio regions. We have a balanced industry exposure to sectors such as automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, and logistics, among others.
Our Vesta Vision 20/20 plan sets out the company’s strategies for growth and expansion in the coming years, to which all organizational efforts are aligned. This vision was established in 2014 and its main objective is to double the Vesta portfolio by 2020. To meet our objectives we know it is necessary to have an economically viable and sustainable business; therefore, we base our growth on leveraging prudent policies. At the same time, we have tangible projects and strategic land reserves for the growth of our developments.
We adopted the Vesta Environmental Policy to advance our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our developments and our operations, for the benefit of our tenants, portfolio, the real estate industry and society. We are commited to reducing the ecological impact of our developments, making strategic efforts to promote the use of renewable energy in our developments and with our stakeholders, improving consumption of energy, water and operational materials, and minimizing impacts to the environment.
We also carry out actions to improve conditions in the communities where we operate, with an investment in social projects of US$146, 667 in 2015. We conduct community programs in which all our employees take part, and at the same time participate in the development of infrastructure and invest in social development.