HCP (NYSE:HCP), in recognition of its sustainability achievements, was named to each of CDP’s Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices (CDLIs), as well as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the North American region.
In only its second year of participating in CDP reporting, HCP achieved a position of leadership within the CDLIs by attaining a score of 97 out of 100 which ranks in the top 10% of reporting companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500).
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, commented, “US Companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index are responding to the call for greater corporate climate accountability. They have demonstrated leading practice on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and transparency of their climate change strategy.”
Additionally, in its first year of participating in Dow Jones Sustainability reporting, HCP was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This achievement is awarded to the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index and represents the leaders within their industry groups that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics.
“Building on the momentum from our recent recognition as the healthcare real estate leader in sustainability, we are pleased to be included in each of CDP’s Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index,” said Jay Flaherty, HCP’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These achievements represent a testament to the ongoing efforts of our employees and the commitment to sustainability as one of our core values.”
HCP, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. The Company's portfolio of assets is diversified among five distinct sectors: senior housing, post-acute/skilled nursing, life science, medical office and hospitals. A publicly traded company since 1985, HCP: (i) was the first healthcare REIT selected to the S&P 500 index; (ii) has increased its dividend per share for 28 consecutive years; (iii) is the only REIT included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index; and (iv) is a global leader in sustainability as a member of each of CDP’s Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the FTSE4Good Sustainability Index, as well as the GRESB Global and North American leader for the healthcare sector. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at
CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit
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