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Sustainability

Sustainability

Creating Healthy Work Environments

2018 Sustainability Highlights

  • Received Green Star recognition from GRESB for the fifth consecutive year

  • Provided over $90,000 in educational assistance to our employees

  • Expanded our engagement on sustainabillity issues by sharing information with our Property Managers, Tenants and Investors

  • Raised over $132,000 for the United Way of Central Maryland Including donations from COPT and our employees

  • Achieved ENERGY STAR certification for 17 buildings

  • Recognized as a "Top Workplace" by The Baltimore Sun, and recelved four Awards of Excellence from NAIOP-MD

Sustainability Vision/Approach
At COPT, we embrace sustainability to support and enhance our corporate mission of creating value for our shareholders by allocating capital primarily to high tech defense/IT locations to grow through low risk development.

We believe that sustainability is connected to many aspects of our business and our approach is below. In developing this vision, we seek to create shared value for all.

  • Select, align and grow a healthy, talented and engaged workforce

  • Manage sustainability related risk, impacts and opportunities of buildings and assets across their lifecycle, from development through occupancy

  • Attract, retain and support tenants with highly skilled and talented workforces who value our full service relationship

  • Support our surrounding communities as engaged neighbors and by stimulating economic development

  • Deliver on the expectations of our investors, and other stakeholders


Materiality Assessment/Reporting Methodology
During 2019, COPT completed a formal materiality assessment to identify the most critical sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities for COPT's business and stakeholders. The results of this assessment help us understand what is important to our investors, tenants, employees and other stakeholders. We engaged a third party consultant to conduct extensive benchmarking of COPT's programs in the context of our peer companies as well as relevant sustainability frameworks such as GRESB and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This benchmarking resulted in a list of potential material issues, which were then reviewed and examined in detail for relevance and significance to COPT. We obtained input through discussions with COPT employees across the Company with deep knowledge of our operations, who interact directly with all our stakeholder groups.

Sustainability Reports



COPT's Key Membership Organizations
Our employees are active in relevant industry groups, and often assume leadership roles within those organizations. Through these involvements, we stay current on best practices and can analyze whether evolving practices are optimal for our Company and our key constituencies. Our collaborative memberships include:

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