DOWNERS GROVE, III.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IVT) today announced the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Report underscoring InvenTrust’s commitment to corporate responsibility initiatives and added transparency to these crucial matters. The report highlights InvenTrust’s 2021 ESG achievements as well as the Company’s future commitments and is available on the ESG page of the Company’s website.
“I am extremely pleased to share our inaugural ESG Report, which outlines InvenTrust’s commitments toward being an even greater corporate partner to the environment and the communities we serve,” stated Daniel (DJ) Busch, InvenTrust’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “InvenTrust’s assets in the Sun Belt lend themselves well to environmental initiatives such as smart irrigation, cool roofs, and EV car charging stations. Moreover, InvenTrust is focused on social initiatives by providing an engaging and rewarding work environment for our employees and furthering the Company’s charitable efforts.”
Key highlights from the 2021 ESG Report:
Set measurable five-year environmental, social, and governance goals including:
- Upgrading landlord-controlled common area lighting to energy efficient LEDs at all properties
- Educating 100% of employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion through annual training
- Achieving 30% diversity among the Board of Directors
- Upgraded the common area lighting to energy efficient LEDs at 15 shopping centers
- Formalized an ESG Steering Committee to include all members of the Leadership Team
- Tied executives’ compensation to measurable ESG initiatives including improving annual GRESB score, publishing an ESG report, and setting measurable targets
- Launched a hybrid work environment including half-day Fridays to, not only prioritize the health and well-being of its employees, but also provide time during traditional work hours for team members to pursue charitable endeavors if desired.
- Created a Tenant & Community Sustainability Guide that lists best practices to help our retailers minimize their environmental impact
About InvenTrust Properties Corp.
InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“we,” the “Company,” “our,” “us,” "IVT" or "InvenTrust") is a premier Sun Belt, multi-tenant essential retail REIT that owns, leases, redevelops, acquires, and manages grocery anchored neighborhood and community centers as well as high-quality power centers that often have a grocery component. We pursue our business strategy by acquiring retail properties in Sun Belt markets, opportunistically disposing of retail properties, maintaining a flexible capital structure, and enhancing environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and standards. A trusted, local operator bringing real estate expertise to its tenant relationships, IVT has built a strong reputation with market participants across its portfolio. IVT is committed to leadership in ESG practices and has been a Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (“GRESB”) member since 2013. As of March 31, 2022, the Company is an owner and manager of 63 retail properties, representing 10.6 million square feet of retail space. For more information, please visit www.inventrustproperties.com.
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