Corporate Responsibility

Healthcare Realty recognizes the importance of embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices into its strategy, philosophy and operating performance.

Our commitment to corporate responsibility is paramount in everything we do – in the services and facilities provided to our tenants, as financial stewards of shareholder capital and as responsible citizens in the communities where we live and work. We continually seek ways to be more efficient, reduce waste and engage with stakeholders to produce better financial outcomes and minimize our environmental impact.

The pathway to achieve sustainability is rooted in Healthcare Realty’s Sustainability Principles and Policies, which are:


Embed and integrate leading ESG practices designed to enhance portfolio performance into Healthcare Realty’s daily operations.


Drive positive impact across the Company while mitigating risk and creating long-term value for our customers, investors, employees, and the communities in which we live, work and invest.


Conduct business with integrity, respect and excellence, earning the right to be a preferred provider of medical office properties.

Reports, Principles & Policies

ESG Frameworks and Methodologies

Global Real Estate Sustainable Benchmark (GRESB)
We began measuring our ESG performance through the GRESB Real Estate Assessment in 2020. In 2021, Healthcare Realty was awarded GRESB’s Green Star recognition and received a Public Disclosure rating of “A”, ranking first out of a peer group of 10 healthcare real estate companies.
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Our 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report disclosures align with the SASB standards framework.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We’ve established key performance indicators that align with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Management System (SMS)

We’ve implemented a SMS framework to help facilitate a cohesive ESG program that reduces risk, increases performance and emphasizes continuous performance.

The SMS is in alignment with the Internal Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) 14001 & 5001 standards in addition to the ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for Energy Management.

Carla Baca

Carla Baca

Associate Vice President, Corporate Responsibility