Governance: Doing what’s right.


At AvalonBay, we’re committed to executing and maintaining comprehensive corporate governance practices and the highest standards across everything we do.

Human Rights Statement

We’re committed to the protection and advancement of human rights and ensuring that our operations in all our regions function with integrity. The principles outlined in our Human Rights Statement relate to and confirm key commitments and principles in both our Code of Business Conduct and our Responsible Procurement Principles.

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Responsible Procurement Principles

AvalonBay vendors and suppliers are expected to maintain, and also hold indirect suppliers accountable to, appropriate management policies, procedures and controls whose scope aligns to and supports our Responsible Procurement Principles.

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Building Certified and Climate Resiliency Policy

We recognize the importance of sustainability and maintaining a focus over time on transitioning our portfolio and our development activities to a more green and resilient status. This policy ensures we’re integrating climate risk assessment and environmental certification into each of our projects.

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Environmental Management System

Our publicly available Environmental Management System is aligned with ISO 14001 and is designed to guide our environmental sustainability efforts. We align with ISO 14001 to clearly show how we plan, carry out, check and revise our sustainability initiatives throughout the year.

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Environmental Policy

The goal of our Environmental Policy is to ensure prudent environmental stewardship. We aim to achieve this through a holistic approach that focuses on maximizing resource efficiencies, mitigating climate change risks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing waste streams — while ensuring an effective use of energy, water and non-renewable resources.

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Across every aspect of our business, we’re always looking to challenge ourselves and be better than yesterday. Take a look at our history of ESG and Green Bond reports, CDP responses, assurance statements and policies.

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