CSR Policy

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Corporate Social Responsibility Company Policy

Policy Brief & Mission Statement

HTA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy refers to our responsibility toward the environment and outlines our efforts to give back to the communities in which we live and work. The CSR company policy will align with our mission statement:

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is committed to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In order to achieve these goals, HTA has implemented a corporate social responsibility program aimed at aligning our values with our daily operations. We strive to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, seeking to enrich the quality of life for the communities in which we live and work, and serve as good stewards of society and the environment. This set of fundamental beliefs will be used as our guiding principle to create an ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly culture for our employees and our communities.

Scope

This policy applies to Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries. It may also refer to tenants and third-party management companies.

Policy Elements

We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Our company’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness. Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactiveness is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.

Compliance

Legality

Our company will:

  • Respect the law
  • Honor its internal policies
  • Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate
  • Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent

Business Ethics

We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. We’ll promote:

  • Safety and fair dealing
  • Respect toward the consumer
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices

Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility

Protecting the Environment

Our company recognizes the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We’ll always follow best practices and review current systems to better them.

Protecting People

We’ll ensure that we:

  • Don’t risk the health and safety of our employees and community.
  • Support diversity and inclusion.

Human Rights

Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labor practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any country (e.g. forced labor).

Proactiveness

Donations and Aid

Our company may preserve a budget to make monetary donations. These donations will aim to:

  • Advance the arts, education and community events.
  • Alleviate those in need.

Volunteering

Our company will encourage its employees to volunteer. They can volunteer through programs organized internally or externally. Our company may sponsor volunteering events from other organizations.

Preserving the Environment

Apart from legal obligations, our company will proactively protect the environment. Examples of relevant activities include:

  • Recycling
  • Conserving energy
  • Using environmentally-friendly technologies

Supporting the Community

Our company may initiate and support community investment and educational programs. It can provide support to nonprofit organizations or movements to promote cultural and economic development of global and local communities.

Learning

We will actively invest in research and development. We will be open to suggestions and listen carefully to ideas. Our company will try to continuously improve the way it operates. Our company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact – a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. We’ll readily act to promote our identity as a socially aware and responsible business. Management must communicate this policy on all levels. Managers are also responsible for resolving any CSR issues.