Responsible Growth & Operational Excellence

Our sustainability leadership is intrinsically linked to our focus on strong financial performance. Integrating sustainability into our business practices reduces risk, creates value for our shareholders and communities and promotes a more competitive, efficient portfolio.

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Integrating ESG Throughout Our Business

Ventas has a comprehensive ESG assessment process that is integrated into our due diligence for acquisitions, dispositions, developments and redevelopments, and selection of operators and partners. This assessment is aligned to our ESG priorities and goals, ensures that our business decisions reflect our ESG priorities and considers ESG-related risks to support the best long-term investment decisions.

Each potential business opportunity is evaluated against nine distinct ESG categories:

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Responsible Acquisitions

Reflecting our commitment to long-term outperformance, our acquisition due diligence process includes rigorous vetting of environmental, social, governance, operational and other business risks, as well as Property Condition Assessments (PCA) and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for all new acquisitions.

Our acquisitions team also collaborates with risk management and our property insurers to evaluate the exposure of new properties to high-hazard earthquake, flood and wind zones, ensuring appropriate insurance coverage, limits and deductibles, as well as appropriate geographic dispersion to avoid issues from concentration of risk.

Sustainability Considerations and Green/Efficiency Measures

  • Building Certifications (LEED®/ENERGY STAR®)
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Occupancy Sensors for Lighting
  • Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixture
  • ENERGY-STAR Appliances
  • High-Efficiency HVAC Systems or Equipment
  • Low-E Window Glass
  • White/Green Roof
  • Solar Panels


Responsible Development

Ventas is committed to environmentally and socially responsible development in collaboration with our partners, including pursuit of LEED design & construction, green building certification, developing urban brownfields and infill sites, and supporting urban revitalization through our developments. Ventas and our development partners thoughtfully engage with the communities in which our projects are located and strive to source local, representative labor.


active developments pursuing
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projects being developed on Greenfield sites


commitment to LEED Silver or Better on all Life Science, Research & Innovation developments


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Sustainable Operations & Partnerships

Ventas partners with best-in-class operators and care providers who share our ESG values. Our Corporate ESG & Sustainability team works closely with our operating partners to drive progress toward achieving our ESG goals and meets regularly to collaborate and implement sustainability initiatives across our portfolio.

Collaboration and Communication:
Supporting our Tenants, Residents and Operators

Tenant & Resident Satisfaction

Tenant and resident satisfaction surveys are leveraged across our entire Office and nearly all of our Senior Housing portfolio to ensure everyone with whom we engage is maintaining the highest standards of health, safety and well-being for the tenants and residents within our Ventas-owned buildings and communities.


Green Building Certifications

Green building certifications and energy ratings demonstrate Ventas’s commitment to responsible and efficient building operations.


Efficient Operations

Ventas collaborates with our leading Office and Senior Housing operators to implement sustainable features.


Ventas Operational Insights (OI) TM

Our dedicated data and analytics platform, Ventas OI, supports collaboration with our operating managers by helping to identify and drive asset-level value creation priorities leading to overall Senior Housing portfolio optimization.