Sustainability

2022 Corporate Sustainability Report Highlights

  • Recognized by Sustainalytics as a top-rated regional ESG performer
  • Enhanced alignment with 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDGs”) by expanding resource management programs and related goals
  • Completed first climate-related risk assessment to improve ability to enhance alignment with the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”) framework (See TCFD Report 2022)
  • Achieved eighth consecutive GRESB Green Star award (2015-2022), a testament to our portfolio’s track record of exceptional sustainability performance
  • Invested more than $310,000 in local communities through corporate and employee charitable donations
  • Disclosed first publicly available Environmental Policy Statement and Human Rights Policy, codifying our commitment to these principles
  • Strengthened Board-level oversight of ESG matters by amending Board of Director’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

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