Goals

In 2020, Healthcare Realty established an initial set of goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that align with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A summary of these goals, including a new goal added in 2021, as well as our current achievement status, is detailed below.

Environmental

Increase the amount of square footage with LED lighting by at least 15% per year.

Status:
Increased LED lighting by 652,000 square feet in 2020, an increase of 19% over the prior year.

Incorporate and maintain direct digital control (Energy Management System) building technology into 80% of Healthcare Realty’s properties.

Status:
Actively utilizing building automation to reduce energy consumption and grid demand in 89% of our portfolio square footage as of 12/31/2020.

Certify a minimum of 80% of new development projects to LEED® standards.

Status:
We owned six LEED® certified properties totaling 758,000 square feet as of 9/30/21, including one new development completed in 2020. In 2021, we began a new 106,000 square foot LEED development project in Nashville.

Increase the number of properties with green building certifications (LEED, Energy Star®, IREM® CSP or other similarly recognized third party certification) by at least 40 buildings, bringing our total green building certified properties to 45 by 2025.

Status:
New target established in 2021.

Reduce baseline energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10% by 2026 over a 2016 baseline.

Status:
9.5% energy savings in 2020 compared to a 2016 baseline.
8.1% GHG savings in 2020 compared to a 2016 baseline.

Social

Evaluate annually the Company’s employee benefits package to ensure that it is both competitive and meeting the needs of employees.

Status:
The Company's benefits package was reviewed in 2020 with employee feedback taken into consideration. The review showed that our benefits package is competitive and well received by our employees.

Maintain a desirable workplace so that the voluntary three-year-average annual employee turnover is less than 11% and officer turnover is less than 5%.

Status:
2018 – 2020 Average employee voluntary turnover: 10.7%
2018 – 2020 Average officer voluntary turnover: 2.9%

Offer at least a $15 per hour wages to all full-time employees.

Status:
All full-time Healthcare Realty employees were paid more than $15 per hour in 2020.

Governance

Enhance diversity by having women and/or minorities represent at least a third of the Board of Directors by 2022.

Status:
This goal was achieved with the addition of a new board member in May 2021, bringing the percentage of women and/or minorities represented on the board to 33.3%.