Our Commitment

Artis is on a path of continuous growth and improvement in all areas of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program.

Artis is committed to conducting its business in a sustainable manner, with a focus on continuous and measurable improvement and transparency in all areas of its environmental, social and governance performance.

Letter from the CEO

2023 marks another year of significant progress in all areas of our Environmental, Social and Governance program. Our team at Artis, alongside our Board of Trustees, remains steadfast in their commitment to the advancement of ESG initiatives throughout the organization – a promise we made to our owners in 2021 as part of our redefined strategy

This starts within our own offices – by cultivating an environment that not only prioritizes sustainability, but also integrates it, such that ESG becomes a foundational component of business and an integral part of our day-to-day operations and culture. Our goal is to create a true ESG-minded company. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable manner, with a focus on continuous and measurable improvement and transparency in all areas of our ESG performance.

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Samir Manji

President and Chief Executive Officer

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The strides we have made in the past year further demonstrate our serious commitment to ESG principles. We have made significant progress in 2023, including submitting to GRESB, reducing like-for- like energy and water consumption, receiving various employer awards and implementing several new, sound governance policies. These are only a selection of achievements from the past year. Throughout 2024, we will continue to seek ways to track and reduce our environmental footprint, be active and engaged members of the communities in which we operate, a good corporate citizen, and ensure our policies and practices throughout the company are reflective of our dedication and commitment to sustainability.

We have made excellent progress so far, but we recognize there is always more to be done and there will always be opportunities for improvement. Under the stewardship of the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee of our Board of Trustees, we are dedicated to ensuring Artis's strategy is reflective of ESG best practices and look forward to reporting on our progress throughout the rest of the year and beyond. We are confident that with commitment and dedication we will continue to protect the environment, strengthen our business, and create a culture that enables us to attract, retain and develop the best talent.

Thank you to our stakeholders for supporting us in our journey towards a more sustainable future.


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Samir Manji

President and Chief Executive Officer

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are a set of 17 goals that were adopted in 2015 and that aim to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice and prosperity. The UN SDGs established 2030 targets to address global challenges such as climate change, sustainable consumption, economic inequality, innovation, and peace and justice.

Through Artis's business activities and ESG initiatives, the REIT is committed to actively and positively contributing to the following UN SDGs.

Artis commits to contributing positively to the following UN SDGS:

Goal 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 5 - Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Goal 13 - Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Stakeholder Engagement

At Artis, we recognize that in order to establish ourselves as a leader in ESG best-practices, we need the support of, feedback from and collaboration with our diverse group of stakeholders. Transparency, communication and accessibility are the foundation of Artis’s stakeholder engagement strategy. This includes a commitment to continuously strengthen relationships with employees, the investment community, tenants, vendors and other partners and stakeholders.

Internally, Artis has several methods of engaging with its employees, including meetings and virtual townhalls with its team of 169 employees across North America.

Externally, Artis has enhanced its investor relations engagement strategy by leveraging virtual platforms to engage with the investment community more readily.

Artis is committed to strengthening its relationships with all stakeholders through transparent and fulsome reporting on the REIT’s sustainability and ESG objectives, communicating how the company is differentiating itself to create long-term value and initiating conversations around innovation in ESG practices. Artis recognizes that the needs of its investors, tenants, suppliers, employees and the community as a whole are continuously evolving and the REIT is committed to creating a roadmap for enhanced stakeholder engagement and communication in 2024 and beyond.

There are various ways in which Artis engages with stakeholders throughout the year.


  • One-on-one meetings
  • Annual general meeting of unitholders
  • Presentations to institutional investors and analysts
  • Annual reports
  • Letters to unitholders
  • Management information circulars
  • Quarterly reports and conference calls
  • News releases
  • Company website and Company LinkedIn profile
  • Email communication via subscription mailing list
  • Investor relations email address


  • Presentations or speaking engagements at conferences
  • Participation in industry associations and committees
  • Company website
  • Company LinkedIn profile
  • Sponsorship of industry event
  • Annual Reports


  • In-person or virtual meetings
  • Company website
  • Tenant events
  • Company LinkedIn profile
  • Artis CONTACT (24-hour web-based work order program for service requests)
  • ESG Community website portal
  • Donations and volunteering events organized by Artis's internal philanthropy committee
  • Tenant satisfaction survey


  • Internal employee portal
  • Semi-annual performance reviews
  • Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Training and development
  • Email updates
  • Wellness events organized by Artis’s internal wellness committee
  • Social events organized by Artis’s internal social committee
  • Donations and volunteering events organized by Artis's internal philanthropy committee
  • Town hall events
  • Employee engagement survey