Corporate Governance

Integrity, Transparency and Accountability

Ventas is committed to maintaining best-in-class corporate governance practices and policies that are in the interests of our stockholders. Our objective is that our practices and policies promote fairness and alignment, accountability of management and the Board of Directors, transparency, sound risk management and delivery of consistent, and superior total returns to stockholders.

Rigorous governance and ethics are embedded in our culture and the way we conduct business; it is also borne out by our superior long-term performance, our relationships with our investors, employees and business partners.

We are fully committed to honesty, fairness and integrity in the conduct of our business. It is our policy that employees, officers and directors are required to comply with our thorough Global Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, Human Rights and Political Contribution Expenditure and Activity policies. We also require our partners, suppliers, and vendors, as well as their employees, agents and subcontractors, to embrace this commitment to integrity by complying with the Ventas Vendor Code of Conduct.

As an international company, we have adopted many industry and external best practices, and we must follow the laws of different countries and jurisdictions. If a section of the Ventas policy or code conflicts with applicable local law, then the law takes precedence.

Fairness and Alignment

We have a longstanding commitment to responsible corporate governance and executive compensation practices
that are fair to, and create alignment with, our stockholders: