Our ESG Vision:
Create healthy, sustainable environments with a sense of community and connection by giving back, investing in our employees and driving long-term value for all stakeholders.
We are committed to proactively tackling ESG issues, making a positive, measurable impact and sharing our progress. We have formalized an internal multi-departmental ESG team, reporting directly to our president. In 2019, we also created Environmental, Social and Governance task forces, which will manage and implement our roadmap of ESG initiatives. These initiatives are all related to the strategic focus areas identified in our materiality assessment.
Our processes, policies, practices and impact with regard to:
The natural environment
The people with whom we interact
The way we organize, regulate, measure and share our business activities
In 2019, we worked with third-party experts at Sustainability Business Consulting to conduct a materiality assessment, which identified and prioritized the issues most important to our stakeholders, investors, industry and our business. We used these issues to define our strategic focus areas for our ESG initiatives.
We engaged the following ACC stakeholder groups in interviews, focus groups and surveys: home office employees, field staff, residents, universities and partners, and vendors.