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BACKGROUND & STRATEGY

DOC focuses on stakeholder engagement with team members, health care partners, investors, and the greater community within our asset markets. Through the strong support of our Board of Trustees, DOC’s senior leadership dedicates resources and tools to measure and manage resource consumption, including energy, water, and waste. Our sustainability policies are critical to delivering on our business goals of helping medical providers, developers, and shareholders realize better health care, better communities, and better returns.

Defining ESG at DOC

At DOC, we strive to be sustainability leaders across all sectors of the real estate industry. All DOC environmental projects stem from our adherence to a G2 Sustainability℠ philosophy—a practical approach in which being “green” through our capital initiatives equates to a “green” cash return via cost savings over time. From a social perspective, DOC prioritizes the well-being of our team members, our health care partners, and the patients that visit our properties. We are committed to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and corporate governance. With these goals in mind, DOC has adopted a holistic approach to ESG, ensuring the economic viability, operational efficiency, natural resource conservation, and social responsibility of our nationwide portfolio.

Environmental

Capitalizing on opportunities, lowering occupancy costs, reducing our carbon footprint, improving the patient experience through property upgrades, and generating long-term shareholder value.

Social

Generating and measuring trust and loyalty among our team, clients, and society while reflecting company values of giving back to our communities, promoting a healthy working environment, and retaining top team member talent within a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Governance

Measuring company processes through checks and balances and strong governance oversight by a Board comprised of seven (out of eight) independent trustees, ensuring our decisions reflect the best interests of our shareholders.

Global Positioning of ESG

As many investors look for portfolios integrated with sustainable frameworks and benchmarking, companies worldwide are increasingly committing to greater ESG transparency and performance. The real estate industry alone accounts for 40% of the world’s consumption of primary energy and a third of all anthropogenic CO2 emissions. To meet critical global goals and achieve the transition to a low-carbon, resilient, and more sustainable future, changes are needed across every investment sector.

At the same time, the link between sustainability integration and financial success is increasingly evident. In addition to these economic indicators, companies that proactively track and report ESG metrics tend to attract diverse investors, are better positioned to attract and retain talent, and demonstrate a long-term commitment to their communities.

Materiality Assessment

As we continue to expand our commitment to ESG principles, we strive to do so in a manner that will be most impactful to our various stakeholders. Over the past year, we’ve engaged many of our most committed partners – from our senior leadership to the Board of Trustees to a select group of equity partners – in a materiality assessment to better understand the avenues for ESG investment that will yield the most significant impact.

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Risk Management & Reporting

DOC is proud to align our efforts with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). These disclosures share how we’re mitigating climate change risks and proactively pursuing opportunities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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United Nations SDGs

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve significant progress on global economic, social, and environmental challenges by 2030. Although these goals are directed at governments, the private sector and civil society play an important role in supporting governments’ national plans.

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