In October 2020 WashREIT was recognized by NAIOP DC|MD for the Best Corporate Responsibility Program at the 2020 Awards of Excellence. The award is presented to the organization that demonstrates a strong commitment to responsible business practices that contribute to environmental responsibility, social impact, and economic success. The WashREIT ESG Program was recognized for our organizational commitments and the broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives we have implemented in recent years.
The award of excellence recognized WashREIT’s long-term commitments to deliver positive environmental, social, and governance impacts to tenants, employees, shareholders, and the community. These include demonstrated reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and achievement of LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications; engaging with our tenants through green leasing, health & wellness programming, and composting programs; and proactively assessing the risks posed to our properties and our region due to climate change. And the impacts extend beyond our properties, to invest in our people and our community through robust and year-round community service efforts; the donation of clean energy to reduce the energy burden of DC’s low-income residents; employee growth and leadership development programs; and fostering a culture that values diversity and promotes equity through our business practices.
This award is a testament to the hard work of WashREIT’s dedicated employees, our partners, and our service providers who have all contributed to the establishment of our best in class sustainability programs.
More detail on the NAIOP DC|MD Awards of Excellence can be found at naiopawards.com.