Goals

Healthcare Realty’s ESG Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goals and achievement status is detailed below.

Environmental

Healthcare Realty KPI

2021 Status/Performance

10% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2026 over a 2016 baseline.
2026 Target
Achieved

22.8% GHG reduction in 2021 over a 2016 baseline.

10% energy use reduction by 2026 over a 2016 baseline.
2026 Target
On Track

6.9% energy reduction in 2021 over a 2016 baseline.

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

Added LED lighting to 1.0 million square feet in 2021, an increase of 23.2% over the prior year.

Incorporate and maintain direct digital control (energy management system) building technology into 80% of portfolio.
Ongoing Target
Achieved

Utilizing building automation technology to reduce energy consumption and grid demand in 86.9% of our portfolio square footage at year-end 2021.

20% water reduction by 2016 over a 2016 baseline.
2026 Target
On track

13.9% water reduction in 2021 over a 2016 baseline.

Achieve at least 45 green building certifications (LEED®, ENERGY STAR®, IREM® Certified Sustainable Property (CSP®), or other similarly recognized third party certification) by 2025.
2025 Target
On track

Owned 20 certified green buildings totaling 1.8 million square feet at year-end 2021, including six LEED, nine ENERGY STAR®, and five IREM CSP certifications. This is up from five LEED certified properties totaling 689,000 square feet in 2020.

Certify a minimum of 80% of new development projects to LEED standards.
Ongoing Target
Achieved

100% of our new developments started and/or completed in 2020 and 2021 were LEED certified projects including:


  • A 151,000 square foot development in Seattle, Washington awarded LEED certification in 2021.
  • A 106,000 square foot LEED development project in Nashville, Tennessee that began in 2021.

Social

Healthcare Realty KPI

2021 Status/Performance

Evaluate our employee benefits package annually to ensure it is both competitive and meeting the needs of employees.
Ongoing Target
Achieved

Healthcare Realty’s benefits package remains competitive and well received by our employees.

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

All full-time employees were paid more than $15/hour in 2021.

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%.
Ongoing Target
Achieved

2019-2021 average voluntary turnover was 10.6% for all employees and 1.0% for officers.

Governance

Healthcare Realty KPI

2021 Status/Performance

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

This goal was met in 2021 with the addition of a new board member, bringing the percentage of women and/or minorities on the board to 33.3% at year-end 2021.