Denver, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apartment Income REIT Corp., known as AIR Communities or AIR, today announced a 2022 GRESB score of 78, marking a 13% improvement over the company’s prior year performance. AIR received an “A” grade for both ESG public disclosure and for alignment with the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). AIR received a “Green Star” from GRESB for overall Management and Performance in 2022, including a 29% improvement over its 2021 environmental stewardship score, a perfect social responsibility score, and a near-perfect corporate governance score. The overall results place AIR 5th among 11 peers and in the top one-third of residential entities in the Americas.
“This is AIR’s first public score as a new company, and we are pleased with the results, which showcase our commitment to continuous improvement, transparency, and disclosure,” said AIR’s Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer Patti Shwayder. “Participating in GRESB aligns with our ESG goals and strategy, providing a valuable third-party validation of our longstanding corporate responsibility endeavors.”
“Our Board of Directors is laser-focused on corporate responsibility and provides guidance and oversight on updated environmental, social, and governance priorities,” said Ann Sperling, AIR Director and Chairman of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. "We are committed to uncompromising ethics, transparency, engagement, and progress as exemplified by these GRESB scores.”
The GRESB Real Estate Assessment is the investor-driven global ESG benchmark and reporting framework for listed property companies, private property funds, real estate developers, and investors.
“This year’s participation growth across the real estate and infrastructure benchmarks underscores the continued and unwavering commitment of the global real estate industry to ESG transparency and sustainability,” said Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB.
In addition to participating in GRESB, AIR set new corporate responsibility goals in 2021 consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The goals outline targets to reduce the company’s environmental impact by 2025, including a 15% energy reduction, 10% water usage reduction, and 15% greenhouse gas reduction. AIR’s ESG goals build upon more than a decade of investment in clean energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation, including $16.7 million invested in energy conservation between 2018-2020.
About Apartment Income REIT Corp. (AIR Communities)
AIR is a real estate investment trust focused on the ownership and management of quality apartment communities located in the largest markets in the United States. AIR is one of the country’s largest owners and operators of apartments, with 80 communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia. AIR common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIRC and are included in the S&P 400. For more information about AIR, please visit our website at www.aircommunities.com.
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