Sustainable Growth

Our commitment to the key principles of sustainability is critical to our continued long-term success:

  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance Responsibility

We recognize sustainable growth comes from operating our business with integrity and in a manner that respects the environment, our shareholders, our partners, our employees and our communities.

2017 Sustainability Report

Tom KlaritchExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Sustainability Committee

“Our commitment to sustainability continues to reduce the environmental impact at our facilities and produce cost savings.”

Our Commitment

  • 38,155

    Megawatt hours in Energy Usage Savings


    That’s enough energy to power 25 medical office buildings for 1 year.

  • 44,573

    CO2e metric tonnes in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings

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    That’s the equivalent of removing 9,394 cars from the road.

  • 29 Million

    gallons in Water Savings

    Water bottles and planet

    That’s the equivalent of 220 million water bottles, and if placed end to end, would circle the earth 1.1 times.

  • 1,939

    metric tonnes in Landfill Waste Reduction

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    That’s the weight of 712 elephants.

Sustainability Achievements

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    We have been named Global Healthcare Sector Leader by GRESB three times, and received its Green Star recognition for six consecutive years. Our integrated approach to the management of key environmental performance indicators is reflected in our latest GRESB Survey Response.

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    We have received the Healthcare Leader in the Light award eight times over the last eleven years. The award is sponsored by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and is the highest achievement for healthcare real estate companies in recognition of superior and sustained sustainability practices.

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    Responding to CDP’s climate change questionnaire provides investors with valuable insight into a company’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategy. Due to our outstanding performance, we have been named to the Leadership Band by CDP for the past five years.

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    We have been named to the DJSI North America for five consecutive years, and to the DJSI World for the third year in a row. The DJSI Series represents industry leaders that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors.

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    FTSE4Good recognizes those companies that excel in globally accepted corporate responsibility standards. We have been named to the FTSE4Good Index for six consecutive years.