SL GREEN REALTY CORP. 2019 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
89% Of Board Members currently serve, or have served, as CEO or in senior leadership positions.
78% Of Board Members currently serve, or have served, on Boards of other publicly traded companies.
ADVOCACY We are committed to engaging with key stakeholders across federal, state, and city organizations to share industry expertise and advance collective sustainability goals.
EPA Provided data and feedback to inform the EPA’s (Environ- mental Protection Agency) ENERGY STAR methodology update.
NYSERDA Strategized with NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) on initiatives to meet statewide carbon reduction goals through renewable energy sources and technologies.
REBNY Engaged City Council members and provided recommendations to help develop New York City’s climate legislation through REBNY’s (Real Estate Board of New York) Sustainability Committee. URBAN GREEN COUNCIL Participated on UGC’s (Urban Green Council) 80x50 Buildings Partnership to deliver a policy framework that reduces New York City’s emissions.
2019 Proxy Highlights Since the 2018 annual meeting, we have reached out to over 70% of stockholders. The feedback from these engagement efforts are reflected in the Corporate Governance highlights implemented by our Board: Board Refreshment Rotating Chairpersons of Compensa- tion and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. Declassified Board Directors elected for one-year terms. Stockholder Amendment to Bylaws Permit amendment of bylaws by a majority vote. Oversight Board and Executive oversight of ESG program. Stakeholder Engagement Initiated across tenants, commu- nity members, and employees to identify material ESG topics. Our Approach A guiding principle at SL Green is to conduct our business in accordance with the highest moral, legal, and ethical standards. Our reputation for integrity is our most important asset, and each employee contributes to the care and preserva- tion of that asset. There is shared accountability among our employees to uphold SL Green’s Code of Conduct.
Expertise The below skills held by SL Green’s Board represent the depth and breadth of their expertise:
Experience Over Several Business Cycles
Finance / Capital Markets
Governmental / Regulatory Experience
CARBON CHALLENGE Contributed to the New
Public Company Board Service / Corporate Governance
REIT / Real Estate Industry
Reviewed New York City’s “New Construction Track” Accelerator Program, which will outline standards and procedures for high perfor- mance new construction.
York City’s MOS (Mayor’s Of- fice of Sustainability) Carbon Challenge Technical Working Group to create tenant engagement strategies that reduce carbon emissions.
Of Independent Board Members are women, promoting a diversity of age, gender, and outlook.
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