Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that it is the first commercial office REIT in the U.S. to join the United Nations Global Compact, as well as to commit to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
The United Nations Global Compact brings companies together to align strategies and operations with 10 principles to advance societal goals. WEPs offer guidance to companies on how they can achieve the highest standards of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
“ESRT is committed to its industry-leading sustainability practices and culture of inclusion and equity,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO at Empire State Realty Trust. “We are pleased to be the first office REIT in the U.S. to adopt the Women’s Empowerment Principles and sign on to the United Nations Global Compact to publicly show these commitments.”
Both ESRT commitments are voluntary, principles-based approaches to business that meet fundamental responsibilities in human rights, gender equality, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. ESRT’s long-term commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and WEPs will accelerate progress towards its aggressive ESG and DE&I goals. Through its annual Sustainability Report, ESRT continues to transparently share its ESG and DE&I strategies, targets, and progress.
More information about ESRT’s sustainability practices can be found online.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a REIT that owns and manages office, retail and multifamily assets in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. ESRT owns the Empire State Building, the World’s Most Famous Building, and Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards #1 attraction in the U.S. and #3 attraction in the world, the newly reimagined and iconic Empire State Building Observatory. The company is a leader in healthy buildings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality and has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of any publicly traded REIT portfolio in New York City. As of June 30, 2022, ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of approximately 9.2 million rentable square feet of office space, 700,000 rentable square feet of retail space and 625 residential units across two multifamily properties. More information about Empire State Realty Trust can be found at esrtreit.com and by following ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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