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key issues

We prioritize our sustainability efforts and report on issues where we have the greatest impact – these are the material topics where we have an increased ability to influence, and are most relevant for our stakeholders.
Climate Change Mitigation:  We track and analyze energy data to identify conservation opportunities, strategically focus on capital improvements and innovation, and drive performance. Buildings consume 40% of global energy, making greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions the most material environmental impact of a real estate company.
Disclosures: Energy, GHG Emissions, Management Approach
Environmental Resource Management: We recognize that water consumption is a relevant issue, with regards to both cost and availability in some regions. We engage with our tenants on waste management and recycling. Selection of materials can influence indoor air quality and building occupants; our purchasing power presents opportunities to influence our value chain.
Disclosures: Water, Waste, Management Approach
Green building certifications: We strive to be leaders in green building certification. This encompasses many of the above topics and is an area that is of growing importance to tenants in many asset classes. Certification programs provide framework for making significant operational & environmental improvements to buildings.
Disclosures: Green building certifications, Management Approach
Environmental Health & Safety: We take responsibility for our actions, which is the foundation of our approach to health & safety.
Disclosures: Management Approach
Our Team: We attract, engage and retain top talent by investing in our people. We focus on the well-being of our employees, and are working on measuring progress, being conscious of changing demographics, and working toward better measurement of diversity as a first step to improving diversity.
Disclosures: Employment, Training and Education, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Management Approach
Governance: We regularly consult with our stakeholders, including both sharing information and listening to their input to ensure a common understanding so we can continue to meet their requirements. Corporate governance and client transparency encompasses sustainability training and reporting.
Disclosures: Governance structure

 [GRI 102-42, 102-44, 102-46, 102-47]


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