CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) said today that it has been named the 2015 Healthcare Sector Global Leader and North American Leader by GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessment in real estate. Ventas is being recognized for improving its energy efficiency across its entire portfolio, as well as its leadership in social responsibility and corporate governance. The ranking is based on survey results from peers in Ventas’s sector.
“Sustainability and social responsibility are key values at Ventas, and we are proud to be recognized as the sector leader by GRESB,” Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro said. “The Ventas team has worked hard to continuously improve our portfolio, enhance our energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint and manage operating costs. These efforts benefit the environment, our investors, our customers, and the patients and residents they serve.”
In assessing Ventas’s performance, GRESB gave the Company a total score of 71 compared with the global average of 56 and a North American average of 54. Ventas was also designated a Green Star company for its strong showing on important environmental measures.
“With the support and encouragement of Ventas’s executive leadership, we look forward to continuing our commitment to applying sound environmental practices and technologies to our diverse high quality portfolio,” said Brian Fry, Director, Ventas Asset Management.
Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of nearly 1,300 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and other properties. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at www.ventasreit.com and www.lillibridge.com.