TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) has been recognized as a U.S. leader for the quality of climate change related information that it has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. Welltower is included on the S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), released in the S&P edition of CDP’s 2015 Global Climate Change Report.
Welltower, listed in the report by its prior name Health Care REIT, Inc., earned its position on the index by disclosing high-quality data regarding carbon emissions and energy through CDP’s climate change program. The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology. Welltower achieved a score of 99 out of a possible 100. Those organizations graded within the top 10% constitute the CDLI.
“We are focused on creating health care infrastructure that allows for the delivery of optimal, cost-effective outcomes. A key part of that is funding sustainability efforts across our portfolio that reduce consumption and waste, benefit our health care partners and offer attractive and measurable returns for our shareholders,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. Welltower’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report is now on the About Us section of its website.
According to CDP, at the request of 822 investors who represent US$95 trillion in assets, thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP. Top scores indicate a high level of transparency in the disclosure of climate change-related information, providing investors with a level of comfort to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulation. CDP’s Climate Change Report 2015: US edition based on the S&P 500 Index is available for download on CDP’s website at: https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-USA-climate-change-report-2015.pdf.
Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people’s wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns more than 1,400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.