Ventas Displays Continuous ESG Leadership in its Operation

Published on: 19 November 2022
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Ventas Inc. has maintained its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leadership by receiving its sixth consecutive Nareit Health Care "Leader in the Light" award for outstanding and long-standing sustainability policies.

Additionally, the company was awarded bronze in the fourth annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Recognition Awards by Nareit. Kelly Meissner, Vice President, Corporate ESG & Sustainability for Ventas, was presented with the 2022 Leadership Personified award by Nareit for her exceptional leadership of sustainability and ESG initiatives and for having a positive impact on the organisation and the broader REIT industry.

Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and CEO, said:

"Ventas continues to elevate its commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance excellence, building on a strong history of sustainable practices and diversity initiatives that benefit our stakeholders, our company, our industry, and our planet.

"We have made clear progress on the environment, which is in line with our focus on health and safety and sustainable profits. I commend Kelly, our ESG team and the many contributors across Ventas’s businesses for their dedication to our sustainability and DE&I efforts and the results they have achieved.”

Fulya Kocak, Senior Vice President of ESG Issues at Nareit, said, "We are thrilled to recognise our members who are showing how REITs can and should institutionalise ESG in their business management and operations."

Guided by core values of integrity, transparency, and accountability, Ventas is committed to elevating, innovating, and intensifying its ESG practices. Notable Ventas ESG achievements include:

  • Named 2022 GRESB Global Listed Sector Leader for Healthcare and earned a 4 Star Rating for tenth consecutive year

  • Scored in the 98th percentile of real estate companies in 2022 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and is included in the World and North America Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

  • Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for third consecutive year

  • Named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for second consecutive year

  • Achieved LEED Gold Certification for Medical Park Tower redevelopment in Austin, TX and new development at The Assembly in Pittsburgh, PA

Source: Business Wire

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