Sustainability

2021 Corporate Sustainability Report Highlights

  • Aligned with 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”)
  • Advanced our alignment with the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”) guidelines (See TCFD Report 2022)
  • Received Green Star recognition from GRESB for the sixth consecutive year (2015-2020 survey results)
  • $130,000 in COVID-19 response assistance to communities
    Raised over $161,000 for United Way of Central Maryland
  • 4 Energy Star Certifications received in 2020, bringing total to 28 certified buildings (3.4 million SF)
  • Delivered 592,045 SF of LEED Certified developments in 2020, bringing our collective LEED base building and interiors portfolio to 7.65 million SF total, or 36% of total office and data center shell portfolio

ESG Mission Statement + Approach

We strive to optimize our property operations and add value for all stakeholders by following the “RITE” principles: Reduce, Innovate, Thrive, Engage. By incorporating sustainability throughout our daily operations, we enhance our performance, empower our people, support our communities and create shared value for all stakeholders. Each year, we further refine our sustainability approach and related programs.

REDUCE = Minimize the consumption of energy and water resources when and where possible, and reduce our intensity of greenhouse gases (“GHGs”), water use and non-recyclable waste

INNOVATE = Continue to adapt and enhance building operations, designs and technologies to maximize benefits

THRIVE = Allocate resources to manage sustainability-related risks and continue generating resilient cash flows that benefit our stakeholders

ENGAGE = Select, align and grow a healthy and talented workforce; attract, retain and support high credit tenants who value our full-service relationship; support our surrounding communities; and deliver on all stakeholder expectations

Request for GRESB Report
To request a copy of our latest GRESB report, please email:
ir@copt.com

Sustainability Contact
Please direct any questions to:
gc@copt.com