DENVER- (BE IN NES LYR) -UDR, Inc. (The Company) (NYSE: UDR) today announced the release of the company’s annual ECG report, which can be found on the company’s ECG website at https://www.udr.com/esg/. The presentation summarizes the achievements of the company’s ECG in the calendar year 2020, shows the progress of the Company in achieving the goals of the ECG, presents G C և emission reduction targets for energy consumption in 2025. After exceeding the targets, և emphasizes the company culture, as well as և support. its partners and residents during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Concurrently, the Company announced that its 2021 GRESB Survey Score received 86 (three points improvement over the previous year’s survey) և GRESB Public Disclosure Rating – “A”. With these achievements, UDR has been recognized as a GRESB և Global և Regional Leader in the Housing Sector No. 1 և for the second year in a row, receiving a 4-star nomination.

“UDR’s continued commitment to expanding its comprehensive ECG program has made an impressive performance at the 2021 GRESB Global Benchmark as the number one performer in all of GRESB Global’s leading listed residential companies,” said Dan Winters, Head of GRESB USA. “UDR’s GRESB 4-star title with GRESB, which now surpasses the institutional quality real estate portfolio in the world, is one of the world leaders.”

The GRESB survey evaluates real estate companies in areas such as governance, governance, sustainability, environmental and social programs and policies. The UDR scored much higher than the GRESB average in each of the three main research categories: environmental oversight, social responsibility, and corporate governance. The company received the highest score of social responsibility, almost the highest score of corporate governance, its total score of 86 exceeds the average GRESB score for 2021 for listed companies.

The GRESB Public Disclosure Survey measures significant corporate disclosures. For the third year in a row, the UDR received an “A” rating և with the highest score of 96 in the GRESB comparison group.

“I am pleased to report on this successful ECG achievement year, which further underscores UDR as a leader in the sustainability of our industry. Our continued investment in ECG initiatives, updating and expanding some emission reduction targets, as well as our transparent progress reports, continue to be essential to our long-term success as they pay economic, environmental and social benefits that benefit all. “Stakeholders,” Tom said. Tommy, President U UDR տնօրեն CEO. “During the epidemic, ECG initiatives to be a good corporate citizen were less important than ever for the UDR, our partners, our residents, our stakeholders. UDR continues to be committed to sustainable operations in all areas of our business, We are humbled to be recognized by GRESB as the global leader in ECG operations. “Our business և ECG landscape will continue to evolve, but our innovative և adaptive culture, led by our diverse team of partners, will help UDR achieve further success as we remain committed to being a strong corporate citizen.”

2020 its ECG initiatives, discoveries and processes. The sample of many achievements of the company’s 2020 ECG is as follows:

  • Prepared և ECG findings in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (“GRI”) (core), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”) (Real Estate) ը Climate Financial Disclosure Working Group (“TCFD”). These internationally recognized ECG frameworks and standards represent the most relevant and comprehensive ECG findings for the real estate industry.

  • As for the environment.

    • Extended total greenhouse gas emission and energy reduction targets for 2025 Five years ahead of schedule after exceeding targets.

    • The current goals of the ECG have been aligned with the nine UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Commits to setting a science-based emission reduction target through the Science-Based Goals Initiative (“SBTi”), paving the way for Level 3 emission outlook reports.

    • Received an independent, third-party guarantee for various environmental initiatives, including progress on long-term emission reductions. For the second year in a row, this assurance confirms our energy, greenhouse gas և water data are accurate, reliable համապատասխան in accordance with the criteria set by the World Resources Institute / Business World Greenhouse Sustainable Business Council.

    • Created a long-term plan for the implementation of additional Green Building Certificates for existing assets.

  • About the social.

    • Expanded the scope of the Diversity, Equality Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

    • Includes unconscious bias training for all UDR partners as part of our Diversity և Inclusion Training.

    • We supported our partners in a variety of ways during COVID, including, but not limited to, one-time bonuses, additional paid leave, vacation shopping, more flexible work schedules, and the establishment of new health benefits, such as physical and mental health programs.

    • A culture website has been launched where current and future partners can learn about the Company’s values.

    • Expand the scope of our Government Affairs Team’s responsibilities to help provide rent assistance to our residents affected by COVID. Since this expansion, UDR has provided approximately $ 14 million in rent support (as of the end of August 2021), which has helped our more than 1,400 apartment dwellings to be leased.

  • On management.

    • Formally adopted the Rooney Rule to renew the board.

    • Continuing to push for the renewal and diversity of our Board of Directors in both 2020 and 2021 with the addition of Diane Morefield և K. Nickelberry.

    • We have improved the continuity of our business և IT security processes.

Further details on UDR’s corporate responsibility efforts and goals չափ ECG measurable results can be found in the Company EC տարեկան Annual Report կայքում on the ECG website.

About UDR, Inc.

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), S&P 500 Company, is a leading trusted real estate investor with a track record of providing high quality, reliable revenue-generating operations by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing, and developing attractive real estate communities. Targeted American markets. As of June 30, 2021, UDR owned or owned 54,667 apartment buildings, including 1,417 homes under development. For over 49 years, UDR has provided long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to residents, and the highest quality experience for partners.