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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ESG Leadership and Engagement
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.