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BACKGROUND & STRATEGY

Defining ESG at DOC

At DOC, we strive to be sustainability leaders in the Medical Office Building (MOB) sector 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 wellbeing of our team members, our healthcare partners, and the patients that visit our properties. And as a publicly traded company, we are committed to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and corporate governance. With these goals in mind, DOC has created 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 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 around the world 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. In order to meet key 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.

Environmental Management System

Physicians Realty Trust’s Environmental Management System (EMS) lays the foundation for all of our ESG strategies. It’s our roadmap to integrating sustainability considerations and objectives into our ongoing decision-making and operations so that we may continually improve the stewardship of our portfolio.

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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 support of governments’ national plans.

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