ESG
GOALS

ESG Priorities

Ventas has organized its ESG strategy across three key pillars – People, Performance, Planet – and has set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound) goals against each of these topics. The goals are closely aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). We have identified nine SDGs where we can make an impact through strategic investment in our business and communities.

Starting with our priority ESG topics, we reviewed sustainability goals of our peers, partners, and ESG high-performers, and benchmarked our current practices against them to identify areas for improvement. We mapped findings on a maturity continuum and worked with internal Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to build a portfolio of goals that align Ventas’s sustainability and business strategies.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goals and Achievements

TOPIC GOAL 2020 STATUS PERFORMANCE

People

TOPIC GOAL 2020 STATUS PERFORMANCE
TALENT ATTRACTION AND RETENTION Good Health and Well-Being Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Overall employee engagement in the top half of peer benchmark
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved Employee engagement exceeded the peer benchmark by 3% in 2020
Provide an employee medical health benefits package that exceeds a national cross-industry benchmark
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved Our medical health benefits package exceeded the peer benchmark by 45% in 2019 and 48% in 2020
Minimum wage of $15/hour for full-time employees, increasing to $17/hour by 2024
Target Date: 2024
$15/Hour
Achieved
As of 12/31/2020, 100% of employees earned at least $15/hour, and 99.1% earned at least $17/hour
Annual goal of 0 lost time incidents for employees
Target Date: ONGOING
Below Target One lost time incident in 2020; two to-date in 2021 (as of 8/20/2021)
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION Gender inequality Employee gender balance (50% female: 50% male) across our organization (+/- 5%)
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved Our 2020 employee gender ratio was 48% female: 52% male; As of 6/30/2021, our employee gender ratio is 47% female: 53% male
Maintain or exceed 30% women on our Board of Directors
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved As of 12/31/2020, our board was 36% female; as of 6/30/2021, our board remains 36% female
Achieve 25% female representation among Ventas Leadership by 2023
Target Date: 2023
On Track As of 12/31/2020, our leadership was 23% female; as of 6/30/2021, our leadership is 27% female
Develop a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework
Target Date: FIRST HALF 2021
Achieved We developed a five-pillar framework to drive lasting change throughout our company, our industry, our communities and the country

Performance

TOPIC GOAL 2020 STATUS PERFORMANCE
TENANT, RESIDENT AND OPERATOR SATISFACTION Good Health and Well-Being Achieve an MOB overall tenant satisfaction score above the peer benchmark (Kingsley Index) and at least a 1% increase annually
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved Our MOB tenant satisfaction survey results exceeded the Kingsley benchmark and increased by 4% in 2020
UPDATED Achieve a Life Science, R&I overall tenant satisfaction score above the peer benchmark (Kingsley Index) and at least a 1% increase annually
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved Our Life Science, R&I tenant satisfaction survey results were in the top half of the benchmark and increased by 5% in 2020
Derive 80% or more of Senior Housing NOI from tenants/operators that conduct resident satisfaction surveys
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved As of 6/30/2021, ~95% of our Senior Housing NOI was derived from tenants/operators that conduct resident satisfaction surveys
100% of NNN segment NOI from agreements requiring compliance with applicable health and safety laws
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved As of 6/30/2021, 100% of our NNN NOI was from agreements requiring compliance with health and safety laws
RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT Sustainable Cities and Communities UPDATED Achieve LEED Silver or better on 100% of new R&I developments
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved As of 6/30/2021, 100% of our R&I developments are on track to achieve LEED Silver or better
NEW Evaluate the cost and feasibility of LEED or equivalent for all new developments
Target Date: ONGOING
New! To further our commitment to responsible development, we have a new goal of evaluating LEED for all new developments

Planet

TOPIC GOAL 2020 STATUS PERFORMANCE
CLIMATE CHANGE Good Health and Well-Being Less than 10% of annual NOI from properties in high flood risk areas (FEMA Zone A)
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved As of 6/30/2021, 3% of our NOI was from properties in high flood risk zones
100% of non-NNN leased assets have emergency plans in place
Target Date: ONGOING
Achieved At the end of 2020, 100% of our non-NNN assets had emergency plans in place
NEW Develop a net zero carbon emissions goal and implementation strategy by 2022
Target Date: 2022
New! Ventas understands the importance of achieving net zero carbon emissions and is committed to developing a net zero strategy
ENVIRONMENT Affordable and Clean Energy Clean Water and Sanitation Responsible Consumption and Production UPDATED GHG Emissions: Reduce Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions on an absolute basis by 30% by 2030 (2.5% annually); Scope 1 and 2 goal is validated by the Science Based Targets initiative
Target Date: 2030
On Track Since 2018, we have reduced our total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 13.5%, and Scope 3 emissions by 12.1% (4.9% and 7.4% reductions achieved in 2020, respectively)
Energy: Reduce intensity (MWh/1,000 SF) for properties in our environmental control boundary by 20% over 10 years (2% annually)
Target Date: 2028
On Track Since 2018, we have reduced the energy intensity of properties within our environmental boundary by 13.3%; we also achieved a 5.7% same-store reduction in 2020 over 2019
Water: Reduce intensity (cubic meters/1,000 SF) for properties in our environmental control boundary by 20% over 10 years (2% annually)
Target Date: 2028
Behind Since 2018, we have reduced the water intensity of properties within our environmental boundary by 1.2%; we also achieved a 2.6% same-store reduction in 2020 over 2019
Waste: recycling programs at 100% of assets within our environmental control boundary by 2028
Target Date: 2028
On Track At the end of 2020, we had recycling services available at 48% of properties within our environmental boundary