Vendor Sustainability Policy

Sustainability and social responsibility is not only important for our company, but through our Vendor Sustainability Policy we aim to ensure that our vendors improve their social and environmental impact.

Employment

Equity Residential expects vendors to be committed to equal employment opportunity for all job applicants and employees. No job applicant or employee should be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, sexual/gender identity, age, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic characteristic or information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.

Vendors will adhere to applicable laws pertaining to age minimums and employment restriction based on age.

Vendors will not use forced labor. Employment must be voluntary.

Vendors will adhere to all applicable laws regarding wages, compensation and benefits.


Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

Vendors should act in accordance with Equity Residential’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.


Health and Safety

Vendors will comply with all applicable health and safety laws and take all reasonable and necessary actions to prevent accidents and injuries.


Environment

Vendors will in comply with all applicable Environmental Laws applicable.

Equity Residential encourages suppliers to evaluate all facets of their products including manufacturing, packaging, shipping, etc to reduce the environmental impact.