A Message from CEO Andy Smith
Our Sustainability Mission is to enrich lives every day by creating enduring value with our people, in our places, through our performance. I am pleased to let you know that as part of Brookdale’s leadership in senior living and related services, we have developed a robust sustainability plan to engage our residents, patients, associates, and other stakeholders, to reduce our environmental impact, and to create excellence through continuous improvement. Our Sustainability Roadmap: 2015-2018 details the carefully developed plan we’ve created for meaningful change and improvements in three areas of focus – People, Places, Performance.
- Brookdale Cares about our People — From our cherished residents and dedicated associates, to our essential suppliers and valued business partners, Brookdale cares about all our stakeholders, about building closer relationships, and about enriching their lives every day. We seek and develop innovative programs and trusted partnerships that lead to the creation of connected communities in which to live and work.
- Brookdale Cares about our Places — Understanding and reducing the environmental impact of our communities and operations is a primary focus. We are committed to reducing our GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and energy usage 15% by 2019, as well as achieving measurable reductions year over year in our water usage and landfill waste. We also recognize that the local towns and cities in which our communities operate are integral to our success, and so we are committed to philanthropic activities at the local level as well as nationally.
- Brookdale Cares about our Performance — We create value for all our stakeholders and pursue excellence through strong governance, transparency, innovation, and a cycle of continuous improvement. We are committed to creating and maintaining an annual sustainability report, as well as an ongoing reporting structure that provides insight and guidance to enhance our programs and processes.
I invite you to look through this Sustainability information to learn more about both what we have already accomplished and what we are planning. Because we care deeply about creating value now as well as for generations to come, you can count on us to take the lead in our industry, integrating sustainability throughout our organization and especially in service to our residents. Simply put, we see all of this as an integral part of enriching the lives of those we serve.