CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2017--
Ventas, Inc.’s (NYSE: VTR) leadership in sustainability has been
recognized by two prominent global ESG (environment, social, governance)
benchmarking organizations, the Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America
Index (DJSI) and GRESB.
Included in the DJSI for the first time and highlighting the Company’s
enhanced focus across all elements of ESG, Ventas ranked in the top
quartile of real estate companies in North America, outperforming
industry peers across a broad spectrum of ESG metrics.
In the GRESB real estate ESG assessment, Ventas ranked first among the
three listed healthcare real estate company participants, retained its
Green Star designation for the fourth consecutive year and improved its
score by nearly 10%. Ventas also achieved an “A” ranking, the highest
possible score, on the new GRESB Public Disclosure Assessment,
recognizing the Company’s focus on transparency and public reporting.
“Ventas is incredibly proud of our ESG performance. Our deep commitment
to corporate responsibility is evidenced by our inclusion in the
prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index and our #1 ranking on GRESB
among our healthcare REIT peers,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer. “The Ventas culture and company policies
promote strong governance and ethics, engaged corporate citizenship and
minimized impact on the environment. These are essential elements of our
commitment to sustained excellence for all of our stakeholders.”
Since its launch in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices have been
a globally recognized independent benchmark measuring a company’s ESG
performance based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of industry-specific ESG
factors and the robust index methodology of S&P Dow Jones indices. The
DJSI North America index tracks the performance of the top 20% of the
600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market
Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
GRESB is an investor-driven organization that assesses the ESG
performance of real estate investments (public, private and direct)
around the world. GRESB benchmarking data and analytical tools are used
by institutional and retail investors representing more than $17
trillion of institutional capital.
Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment
trust. Its diverse property portfolio of more than 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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