Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  February 7, 2019

AvalonBay commits to targets

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. announced its commitment to setting science-based emissions reduction targets to be approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). AvalonBay joins the growing group of leading companies that are setting emissions reduction targets in line with what climate science says is necessary.

A statement from the company noted that science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path that specifies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. “As the cities and markets in which we do business move toward a low-carbon future, AvalonBay has plans to lead the way and contribute positively to this future,” said Tim Naughton, Chairman and CEO of AvalonBay. “We know that fulfilling our purpose of creating a better way to live requires us to continue to set ambitious and innovative goals aligned with climate science, and, as a result, AvalonBay is committed to setting science-based targets.”

AvalonBay was recently confirmed, for the first time, as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

“This recognition and the Company’s commitment to science-based targets, demonstrate the strong position that AvalonBay is taking on environmental sustainability and a low-carbon future,” says Mark Delisi, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas primarily in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern and Southern California regions of the United States.

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