Our Approach to Sustainability

At Ventas, we believe strong environmental, social and governance practices are essential to delivering sustainable long-term outperformance for our investors, employees and other stakeholders.

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Our ESG Framework

Our approach to ESG is rooted in our company’s strategy and the interests of our investors, employees and other stakeholders. We focus on areas where we can have the greatest impact. Three priorities guide our ongoing ESG efforts.


Enabling Sustainable Environments & Strong Communities


Our strong ESG practices position our business for sustainable long-term outperformance. From capital allocation to active asset management, we see the big picture and take the long view in our approach to environmental sustainability, ongoing operations, growth strategies and our relationships with communities.

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Empowering Exceptional People


We excel at what we do by investing in the best talent across disciplines and industries. We encourage collaboration, recognize individuals for their unique strengths and continually enhance our employee resources to support personal and professional success. Our colleagues' diverse experiences and perspectives strengthen our outcomes.

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Leading in Governance and Transparency


Our strong corporate governance and commitment to ethics, integrity, and transparency serve as the foundation for long-term, sustainable value creation. Our work and impact are supported by a best-in-class governance structure. Our rigorous approach to risk management and dedication to building a sustainable business positions Ventas as a leader.

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Our ESG Steering Committee is accountable for advancing our ESG priorities, and our Board of Directors provides ultimate ESG oversight.

Goals and Notable Accomplishments

Our goals are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and represent activities that we believe are most impactful to our company, our business and our long-term, sustainable success.

Executing on Net Zero


property-specific decarbonization roadmaps created and rolled out for all properties within our operational control and incorporating decarbonization into routine capital planning processes

Leading in Energy Management


ENERGY STAR certifications in 2022 and the leading owner of ENERGY STAR certified properties

  • 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
  • Only REIT to achieve Elite Status in EPA's Certification Nation program

Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Ventas Board of Directors identify as diverse by gender or ethnicity and 34% female representation on our senior leadership team

  Investing in Our Communities   


Donated to communities in which we work and/or own assets through the Ventas Charitable Foundation in 2022

Accelerating our Employees' Careers


Ventas colleagues have been promoted from within the organization

Delivering on Our Net Zero Commitment

In 2022, Ventas became the first healthcare REIT to commit to net zero operational carbon emissions (scopes 1 and 2) — a goal the company has set out to achieve by 2040. This step furthers our position as a leader in energy efficiency and decarbonization, adding to a track record that includes long-standing investments in energy reductions and a science-based emissions target.

Our Path to Net Zero

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ESG Leadership and Engagement

#1 Listed Healthcare REIT in Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Assessment since 2017
Bloomberg GEI
Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth consecutive year
NAREIT Leader in the Light
Awarded Nareit's Healthcare Leader in the Light for the 6th consecutive year and 7th time overall
Submitted CDP Climate Change response for the 12th consecutive year
Energy Star
Leading owner of Energy Star-certified senior housing communities and outpatient medical buildings
Awarded Bronze in Nareit's 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards
3BL Media
Named a 2022 Top Corporate Citizen by 3BL Media for the third consecutive year
UN Compact
First S&P 500 REIT to become signatory
DJSI World Index
Selected to the DJSI World Index for the third year (recognizing the top 10% of global companies)
Named one of Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies for the second consecutive year

We actively collaborate with other industry leaders through involvement in industry associations. Through these efforts, we share best practices, reinforce our ESG priorities and amplify our industry’s impact.

Our Industry Associations

Recent ESG Reports

Corporate Sustainability Report

Environmental Data

Green Building Certifications

Social and Gender Data

GRESB Real Estate Survey

CDP Climate Change Questionnaire

TCFD Framework

EEO-1 Report

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