CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) today published its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which showcases the Company’s leadership in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and practices.
“As an organization founded on integrity, transparency and trust, we are extremely proud to launch our first CSR report and demonstrate our commitment to ESG,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and CEO. “We firmly believe there is an unbreakable bond between business performance and corporate responsibility and, with ESG principles woven into our decision-making process, our enterprise is built for long-term sustainable success.”
The inaugural Ventas CSR report covers the period of 2017 through early 2018, and references criteria from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most widely-used sustainability reporting framework. Ventas has engaged an independent firm to lead a comprehensive materiality assessment in 2018 which will inform our 2019 CSR Report in accordance with GRI.
The Company is honored to have been rewarded with many international efforts for its ESG leadership:
- The only healthcare REIT to be included as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies (January 2018)
- Received Nareit’s Leader in the Light award for the second time in 2017
- First time inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2017, and remaining on the DJSI in 2018
- Named the top performing healthcare REIT for the second consecutive year by GRESB in 2018, retaining our Green Star Ranking for the past five years
- Named a “Corporate Champion” by 2020 Women on Boards, recognizing our commitment to board gender diversity with one-third female board members
The full Ventas CSR report and additional information about the Company’s ESG initiatives is available online at www.ventasreit.com/corporate-responsibility
Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities. 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. References to “Ventas” or the “Company” mean Ventas, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at www.ventasreit.com and www.lillibridge.com.
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