2022 Sustainability Report: Empire State Realty Trust








Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) At ESRT, DEI is every employee’s responsibility. We believe diverse perspectives and experiences from colleagues who have a safe and respectful work environment enhances decision-making and innovation. We continue to increase our diversity, particularly in leadership roles. We disclose U.S. EEOC diversity data at all levels, including race, ethnicity, and education, help develop our DEI roadmap, and create custom programming to accelerate our DEI journey. Our consultant also advises our employee-led Inclusion Committee.

In 2022, we required our employees to attend DEI workshops focused on unconscious bias. We taught tactical techniques and strategies employees could immediately apply to minimize biases in the workplace and be more inclusive colleagues. We also hosted executive visioning workshops on DEI topics for our executive leaders. All new employees are required to take unconscious bias training in their first 90 days with ESRT.

and gender. We mandate diversity in candidate pools for new hires, ensure merit-based advancement, prohibit discriminatory practices in the workplace, and educate all colleagues at all levels.

Since 2021, we have engaged with a certified MWBE and B-Corp consultant to provide ongoing training

DEI 2022 ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Unconscious Bias Training with 100% completion • Measured DEI in engagement surveys • Executive Visioning Strategy Sessions • Signatory of Women Empowerment Principles • Member of UN Global Compact • Early adopter of WELL Equity Rating • Rolled out the use of pronouns in email signatures • Tied senior executive compensation to DEI representation goals • Implemented cost of living adjustments for employees

INCLUSION IN BLOOMBERG GENDER-EQUITY INDEX ESRT was selected for inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index in each of our two years of participation. The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender data reporting. This reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and pro-women branding. We at ESRT are committed to equity across the gender spectrum to foster an inclusive and collaborative culture for our employees, tenants, and the communities we serve.


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