CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has been named Nareit’s 2018 Healthcare “Leader in the Light” in recognition of the Company’s superior sustainability practices for the second consecutive year. Presented during the REITWorld 2018 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, the award celebrates sustainability leaders from nine major property sectors including healthcare, retail, office and residential. Ventas has received the award three times since the recognition became embedded within the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) Survey in 2012.
“We are honored to receive the 'Leader in the Light' Award once again, highlighting the critical bond between sustainability and long-term business success,” said Robert F. Probst, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles are woven into Ventas’s actions, decisions and processes and are an essential part of the delivery of long-term superior results, resilience and sustained excellence.”
The Leader in the Light Award underscores another strong year for the Company’s continuing emphasis on all aspects of ESG including:
- Launch of the Company’s inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR)
- The only healthcare REIT named as one of Fortune’s 2018 Most Admired Companies
- Named the top performing healthcare REIT for the second consecutive year by GRESB
- Continued inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America
About Ventas Inc.
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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