GRI Content Index

General Disclosures

GRI Indicator Description Location
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services About Forest City
Our Properties
102-3 Location of headquarters Cleveland, Ohio, USA
102-4 Location of operations The Company’s core markets include Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and the greater metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The Company has regional offices in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.
102-5 Ownership and legal form Publicly traded Corporation
10-K, pp. 2–3, 40
102-6 Markets served The Company’s core markets include Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and the greater metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The Company has regional offices in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.
102-7 Scale of the organization About Forest City
10-K, pp. 2–6
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Diversity & Inclusion
10-K, p. 7
102-9 Supply chain Forest City engages with third party suppliers for the procurement of goods/services needed for the construction of new projects and the ongoing operations of existing properties.
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Forest City made significant changes to its governance structure in 2017. Please refer to the 2017 10-K filing for a detailed summary and analysis of the changes.
10-K, pp. 2–3, 75, 95–96, 106, 121
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach We do not incorporate the precautionary principle at this time.
102-12 External initiatives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), ENERGY STAR®, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) 360 Performance Program
Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Development
Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
102-13 Membership of associations  Memberships & Associations
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker CEO Letter
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Focused Placemaking
Sustainable Growth
Exceptional Performance
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Core Values
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Ethics & Anti-Corruption
Governance
102-18 Governance structure Board of Directors, Board Committees (Audit, Compensation, Corporate Governance & Nominating, and on occasion, Special Committees)
Proxy Statement, pp. 27–39
Corporate Responsibility Governance
Ethics & Anti-Corruption
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Proxy Statement, pp. 2, 12–22, 33–35
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body The Chairman of the Board is not Forest City’s CEO.
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Board Diversity
Forest City Governance Highlights
Proxy Statement, p. 32
102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body Corporate Governance Guidelines, p. 10
102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics Corporate Responsibility Governance
102-35 Remuneration policies Proxy Statement, pp. 40–55
102-36 Process for determining remuneration  Proxy Statement, pp. 38–39, 55
102-37 Stakeholders involvement in remuneration Proxy Statement, pp. 42–43
102-38 Annual total compensation ratio Proxy Statement, p. 56
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements 20.3% 
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
Associate Engagement
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
Resident & Tenant Health & Safety
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 10-K
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
102-47 List of material topics Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement
102-48 Restatements of information None
102-49 Changes in reporting None
102-50 Reporting period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2017
102-51 Date of most recent report FY16 report released October, 2017
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Forest City Newsroom
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
102-55 GRI content index Our GRI Content Index meets the minimum requirements.
102-56 External assurance External Assurance Statement

Topic-Specific Disclosures

GRI Indicator Description Location
Economic Standards
Indirect Economic Impacts
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community Giving & Volunteerism
Walkability & Livability 
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016 203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported Community Giving & Volunteerism
Walkability & Livability 
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Community Giving & Volunteerism
Walkability & Livability 
Procurement Practices
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Supplier Diversity
GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016 204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Supplier Diversity
Environmental Standards
Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-3 Energy intensity Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
Water
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 303: Water 2016 303-1 Water withdrawal by source Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-4 GHG emissions intensity Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
Effluents and Waste
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 306-2 Waste by type and disposal method Building Lifecycle: Sustainable Operations
Environmental Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary We are compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016 307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations We are compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Supplier Environmental Assessment 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Forest City holds quarterly business reviews with major suppliers (those with whom we have national contracts), which includes reporting on environmental performance (where applicable). During major sourcing events when national contracts are negotiated, environmental criteria are included in the ranking/scoring matrix and internal sustainability subject matter experts are included on the sourcing team. 
Vendor Code of Conduct (PDF – 197 KB)
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016 308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Forest City holds quarterly business reviews with major suppliers (those with whom we have national contracts), which includes reporting on environmental performance (where applicable). During major sourcing events when national contracts are negotiated, environmental criteria are included in the ranking/scoring matrix and internal sustainability subject matter experts are included on the sourcing team.
Vendor Code of Conduct (PDF – 197 KB)
Social Standards
Employment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Recruitment, Onboarding & Training
GRI 401: Employment 2016 401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Recruitment, Onboarding & Training
GRI 401: Employment 2016 401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Associate Benefits
GRI 401: Employment 2016 401-3 Parental leave Associate Benefits
Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Resident & Tenant Health & Safety
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 403-2 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities LTIFR in 2017 – 1.83/million hours worked
Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Recruitment, Onboarding & Training
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Recruitment, Onboarding & Training
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016 404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Recruitment, Onboarding & Training
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Board Diversity
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Board Diversity
Non-discrimination
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Diversity & Inclusion
GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Forest City had no incidents of discrimination.
Local Communities
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Community Giving & Volunteerism
GRI 413: Local Communities 2016 413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Community Giving & Volunteerism
Supplier Social Assessment 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Ethics & Anti-Corrpution
Vendor Code of Conduct (PDF – 197 KB)
GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016 414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Ethics & Anti-Corrpution
Vendor Code of Conduct (PDF – 197 KB)
Public Policy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Political Activity
GRI 415: Public Policy 2016 415-1 Political contributions Political Activity
Customer Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Resident & Tenant Health & Safety
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016 416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Resident & Tenant Health & Safety
Customer Privacy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Cybersecurity
GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016 418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Confidential; We do not disclose details about actual or potential security threats in order to reduce future risks to cybersecurity.
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