TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine ("CR Magazine") has named Welltower® Inc. (NYSE: WELL) to its 21st annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking for the second consecutive year, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance ("ESG") transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
The ranking is based on 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, and stakeholders and society.
"Welltower is honored to be named to the 2020 100 Best Corporate Citizen list for the second consecutive year," said Thomas J. DeRosa, Chairman and CEO. "With the historic challenges our nation has faced since the beginning of 2020, there is no more important time to remember the responsibility of all public companies to strive to be agents of change for the better."
"This is a decisive decade to achieve global climate and societal goals, while rebuilding an inclusive and resilient economy in the era of COVID-19," said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which owns 100 Best Corporate Citizens. "Corporate leadership on ESG topics is absolutely critical to a sustainable future and so is transparency. 3BL Media sets a standard for transparency through 100 Best Corporate Citizens that advances corporate accountability at this pivotal time."
Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The Company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing, post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. For more information, visit www.welltower.com.
About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking
100 Best Corporate Citizens recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. 3BL Media develops the methodology and ISS ESG researches the data and information and processes the ranking. Data and information used in the ranking must be publicly available through corporate sources and reputable third parties.