A Message from the President & Chief Executive Officer
At Artis, we have valued corporate sustainability for many years, and are pleased to release our third annual Sustainability Report. As one of our core strategies, we believe that promoting and investing in environmentally sustainable assets makes good business sense.
As one of Canada’s most prominent landlords, we are responsible for setting a high standard of sustainable practices and demonstrating the importance of environmental care and protection for our investors, tenants, employees and communities. At Artis, we create a culture that values and prioritizes corporate sustainability, and we consider it our mandate to invest in, develop and manage buildings in an environmentally prudent and resource efficient manner.
We value three globally recognized programs, LEED®, BOMA BEST and Energy Star, to measure and maintain a high standard of sustainability. Each of these is featured in the Preferred Environmental Programs section. We consider certification by one or more of these programs important to our asset investment and management strategy.
In Property Highlights, we feature Cara Foods Building, located in Vaughan, Ontario, and celebrate the achievements of 360 Main Street and 333 Main Street, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. These properties demonstrate an exceptional standard of efficiency in their respective communities, and are outstanding examples of our commitment to corporate sustainability.
At the ground level, our Community Involvement and Investment in Our People sections outline initiatives we have implemented to demonstrate and reinforce our commitment to our community. We believe it is important to support the personal values of our employees, while promoting practices which are sustainable for the communities in which we invest, live and work, including education and development programs, charitable events and philanthropy.
Corporate sustainability will continue to be a focus at Artis. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable practices that ensure the long-term success and efficiency of our assets and helps the company to attract and retain the best tenants and employees. I look forward to sharing our progress and the exceptional results of our corporate sustainability program throughout the year.
Armin Martens, P. Eng., M.B.A.
President & C.E.O.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Corporate Sustainability is a high priority for Artis. We are committed to improving the energy efficiency of our properties and reducing our environmental footprint. As of December 31, 2017, we have 18 properties with a LEED® designation, 18 properties with Energy Star rating and 20 properties with a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Building Environmental Standards (BEST) certification.
Our Certified Properties