Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate Social Responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITMENT
Essex is committed to keeping residents' well-being as a top priority, creating a positive workplace for all employees, and reducing our environmental footprint, all of which should lead to long-term returns for our investors.
GREAT
COMMUNITIES
TO LIVE

Over 100,000 residents live in our communities; we seek to maintain their well-being by fostering a community atmosphere and providing a healthy living environment

POSITIVE
PLACE
TO WORK

2,000+ employees work at Essex; we aim to maintain a safe and sound work environment for our employees to maximize productivity and employee satisfaction while helping us realize long-term returns

ENVIRONMENTAL
RESPONSIBILITY

We operate 240+ multifamily communities; we seek to reduce our environmental footprint through our resource management initiatives and by developing new communities that meet high environmental standards

WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Essex, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") impact all aspects of our business and contribute to the success of the organization. We are committed to providing a great place to live for our residents and a positive work environment for our employees, while simultaneously minimizing our impact on the environment. With the increasing sustainable tools and data available as an operator, we have been able to ramp up our CSR efforts to decrease our environmental footprint and strengthen and improve our socio-economic impact. We believe these initiatives will lead to long-term sustainable returns for our shareholders.

OUR JOURNEY TO DATE

More than a decade ago, we launched new initiatives aimed at integrating sustainable practices into our development program. That vision has evolved over the years and is now reflected in all aspects of our business through various CSR programs, which are continuously changing and progressing. We seek continuous improvement to add value to the lives of our residents, our associates, and all of our stakeholders.

In 2006, we incorporated sustainable practices into our development program. We formed the Resource Management Department in 2008, and completed our first certified sustainable community in 2009. More notably, Essex partnered with the local community to participate in energy efficiency and water conservation programs, which garnered over $5 million worth of installations at no cost to the Company. Today, every Essex community has implemented certain environmental best practices.