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Environmental

Creating Environmental Awareness

Our company is committed to reducing our environmental impact. We identify and monitor environmental risks, opportunities, and impacts associated with our business. Priorities include energy efficient technology, water efficiency, waste reduction, and conservation across all properties.

Sun's goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 and net zero emissions (NZE) by 2045.

Sun Inc. Creating Environmental Awareness

Environmental Management

We have implemented a robust management system to effectively evaluate, prioritize, and manage the environmental impacts from operations. This program aligns with the practices of ISO 14001 and is overseen by our Board and leadership. Sun's commitment to environmental management is demonstrated through actions we implement:

  • Ensuring local environmental requirements are followed at our properties through management review.
  • Conducting a materiality assessment, along with developing programs and procedures, to identify how to minimize the environmental impacts of our operations.
  • Providing education to team members on our operational environmental impacts.
  • Educating and engaging residents, guests, and members ("customers") on the benefits of joint participation in energy efficiency opportunities, water reduction, and best practices to reduce waste.
  • Establishing long- and short-term goals to address environmental impacts.
  • Establishing and implementing mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of initiatives to address environmental impacts.
  • Collecting and reviewing environmental impact data to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Actively engaging with leadership in the development, implementation, and oversight of environmental initiatives.
  • Complying with national and/or local energy, water, and waste rules; regulations; and requirements.

Energy, Water, and Waste

Sun is committed to reducing energy consumption. This includes sustainable investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, pursuing water conservation, and responsibly managing waste throughout our portfolio. These achievements are accomplished through our goal of continual improvement. Another aim is to decrease energy, water consumption, and waste reduction. We do this while making sound decisions on tracking and improving efficiency for energy and water usage. Sun also increases waste diversion from landfills through recycling and composting where reasonable. We have implemented various initiatives across our offices and properties while continuing to monitor our impacts and identify opportunities to reduce our footprint.
Sun is committed to reducing energy consumption

Carbon Neutral and Net Zero Commitment

Carbon Neutral by 2035 | Net Zero Emissions (NZE) by 2045

We have identified the impact of climate change on our business as the most material environmental concern. These commitments are part of our concerted effort to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reach NZE to limit global warming and prevent the adverse effects of climate change.

Our carbon neutral goal is inclusive of emissions from business decisions including operational utility usage, waste, transportation and purchased goods and services.

Our Net Zero goal furthers our commitment to climate action to emissions from our resident utility usage and investments.

Carbon Neutral and Net Zero Commitment at sun inc

Biodiversity

Protecting biological diversity is important for ensuring the survival of plant and animal species, genetic diversity, and natural ecosystems. Biodiversity contributes directly to ecosystem health and human well-being, making it essential to the resiliency against climate change, natural disasters, and other natural or human-generated changes. Sun recognizes impacts the built environment has on local biodiversity and habitats. We are committed to minimizing negative impacts on biodiversity and habitat, as well as improving conditions through our redevelopment efforts and community engagement where possible.
Sun community Biodiversity