A commitment to sustainable business
Today more than ever, we’re focused on identifying risks and opportunities related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Our inaugural ESG report provides an overview of the areas we’re prioritizing as we spearhead the development of Safehold (NYSE: SAFE), and reflects our values as a company: innovation, leadership, trust, commitment to investors, and passion for what we do.
Protecting our future
We may be one of the only publicly traded companies to consider a 99-year time horizon in the normal course of running our business and making investment decisions. Before we launched Safehold, we commissioned an independent market analysis that included climate change impact and market longevity as critical factors to help us understand risks such as temperature increases, sea level rise and the likelihood of natural disasters.
Additionally, we seek to have a positive environmental impact on our key development projects. We monitor global climate trends and are dedicated to building climate-resilient infrastructure and communities.
Supporting our people and our communities
Our business is our people. We understand we can’t achieve our goals without a talented, diverse and fully engaged workforce. From fundamental health and wellness programs to diversity and inclusion efforts, we seek to provide opportunities for growth for all our employees.
We’re also committed to positive community relations and engaging with the local communities within which we operate to ensure their priorities are heard and to enhance community well-being.
Maintaining rigorous standards
We have structured our corporate governance in a manner which we believe closely aligns our interests with those of our stockholders. Our approach to governance is guided by our investment, financing and corporate governance policies—including conflicts of interest policies—that are managed under the ultimate supervision of our board of directors.
A new era of long-term growth
Our vision for a better future includes building a leadership position in a large and untapped market space with superior risk-adjusted returns. Revolutionizing ground leases for the modern era gives us this opportunity. At the same time, our board and management recognize the importance of ESG and are committed to communicating the long-term value of the company and preparing for sustainable growth.